chauvinism


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chau·vin·ism

 (shō′və-nĭz′əm)
n.
1. Militant devotion to and glorification of one's country; fanatical patriotism.
2. Prejudiced belief in the superiority of one's own gender, group, or kind: "the chauvinism ... of making extraterrestrial life in our own image" (Henry S.F. Cooper, Jr.).

[French chauvinisme, after Nicolas Chauvin, a legendary French soldier famous for his devotion to Napoleon.]

chau′vin·ist n.
chau′vin·is′tic adj.
chau′vin·is′ti·cal·ly adv.

chauvinism

(ˈʃəʊvɪˌnɪzəm)
n
1. aggressive or fanatical patriotism; jingoism
2. enthusiastic devotion to a cause
3. smug irrational belief in the superiority of one's own race, party, sex, etc: male chauvinism.
[C19: from French chauvinisme, after Nicolas Chauvin, legendary French soldier under Napoleon, noted for his vociferous and unthinking patriotism]
ˈchauvinist n
ˌchauvinˈistic adj
ˌchauvinˈistically adv

chau•vin•ism

(ˈʃoʊ vəˌnɪz əm)

n.
1. zealous and aggressive patriotism or blind enthusiasm for military glory.
2. biased devotion to any group, attitude, or cause.
[1865–70; < French chauvinisme <chauvin jingo (after N. Chauvin, a soldier in Napoleon's army noted for vociferous patriotism)]
chau′vin•ist, n., adj.
chau`vin•is′tic, adj.

chauvinism

a zealous and belligerent patriotism. — chauvinist, n. — chauvinistic, adj.
See also: Nationalism
ardent, unreasoned favoritism for a particular group. See also nationalism. chauvinist, n.
See also: Discrimination
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chauvinism - fanatical patriotismchauvinism - fanatical patriotism      
nationalism, patriotism - love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it; "they rode the same wave of popular patriotism"; "British nationalism was in the air and patriotic sentiments ran high"
2.chauvinism - activity indicative of belief in the superiority of men over womenchauvinism - activity indicative of belief in the superiority of men over women
sexism - discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of the opposite sex
Translations
تَعَصُّبٌ مُفْرِط للوَطَنِيَّه
šovinismusšovinizmus
chauvinisme
chovinismopatrioterismo
marurahvuslusšovinism
nationalismisovinismišovinismi
šovinizam
sovinizmus
òjóîrembingur
antifeministasšovinistasšovinistinisšovinizmas
šovinisms
šovinizmus
chauvinism
aşırı milliyetçilikşovenizm

chauvinism

[ˈʃəʊvɪnɪzəm] N (= male chauvinism) → machismo m; (= nationalism) → chovinismo m, patriotería f

chauvinism

[ˈʃəʊvɪnɪzəm] n
(also male chauvinism) → machisme m
(= nationalism) → chauvinisme m

chauvinism

nChauvinismus m

chauvinism

[ˈʃəʊvɪˌnɪzm] n (male chauvinism) → maschilismo; (nationalism) → sciovinismo

chauvinism

(ˈʃəuvinizəm) noun
unthinking enthusiasm for a particular country, cause etc.
ˈchauvinist noun
ˌchauviˈnistic adjective
male chauvinist
a man who believes that women are inferior to men.
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