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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.chauvinistic - of or relating to persons convinced of the superiority of their own gender or kind
2.chauvinistic - fanatically patrioticchauvinistic - fanatically patriotic    
patriotic, loyal - inspired by love for your country
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[ˌʃəʊvɪˈnɪstɪk] adj
(= jingoistic) → chauvin(e)
(= sexist) → machistechauvinist pig nmacho m
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[ˌʃəʊvɪˈnɪstɪk] adj (jingoistic) → sciovinistico/a; (sexist) → maschilista
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(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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