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ethnocentrism Syllabification: eth·no·cen·trism
Pronunciation: /ˌeTHnōˈsentrizəm/

Definition of ethnocentrism in English:


Evaluation of other cultures according to preconceptions originating in the standards and customs of one’s own culture.
Example sentences
  • Rejecting the ethnocentrism characteristic of an earlier generation of anthropologists, Levi-Strauss refused to think of tribal cultures as primitive.
  • Goodbye ethnocentrism, greetings to the common world we diversely live in and attempt to make sense of.
  • Australia was settled by Europeans as Western ethnocentrism meshed with racial ideas.



adjective & noun
Example sentences
  • We are largely monolinguists and ethnocentrists and damn good tourists, but hapless travelers.
  • The movement is simply one of the wedges used by racists, ethnocentrists, religious bigots, and homophobes to force the country to engage in an evil discourse.
  • I'm sorry, but that seems arrogant and ethnocentrist to me.

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