Definition of chauvinism in English:
- It rests on aggressive xenophobia, chauvinism, fanatical imperial ambitions and fascist demagogy.
- I have no sense of, objectively, how great he is deemed to be in the canon - especially outside of England where parochialism, patriotism and chauvinism inevitably play their part.
- In fact, it was the aggressive chauvinism of the industrialists, the middle classes and the press which had created the climate that led inexorably to war, even among the Central Powers.
- We need to find common moral ground within the civilised world over and beyond the hatred and intolerance of the religious chauvinisms and nationalisms of the past.
- But I am using the fact it was a good representation of basic American experience and attitudes, and not particularly driven by gender politics, to highlight common, underlying female chauvinisms.
- In this time of unprecedented danger, heroic leadership must question old certainties and chauvinisms.
Late 19th century: named after Nicolas Chauvin, a Napoleonic veteran noted for his extreme patriotism, popularized as a character by the Cogniard brothers in Cocarde Tricolore (1831).
This term for ‘exaggerated patriotism’ or ‘prejudiced support for one's own cause’ comes from Nicolas Chauvin, a Napoleonic veteran noted for his extreme patriotism. He was popularized as a character by the Cogniard brothers in a play called Cocarde Tricolore ( 1831). After the fall of Napoleon, the term chauvin was used to ridicule any old soldier of the Empire who maintained admiration for the emperor and his acts.
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