chauvinist

chauvinist

[shoh-vuh-nist]
noun
1.
a person who is aggressively and blindly patriotic, especially one devoted to military glory.
2.
a person who believes one gender is superior to the other, as a male chauvinist or a female chauvinist.

chauvinistic, adjective
chauvinistically, adverb
unchauvinistic, adjective
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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]
 
'chauvinist
 
n
 
chauvin'istic
 
adj
 
chauvin'istically
 
adv

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