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chauvinist

[shoh-vuh-nist] /ˈʃoʊ və nɪst/
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.
Related forms
chauvinistic, adjective
chauvinistically, adverb
unchauvinistic, adjective
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Examples for chauvinistic
  • She may be chauvinistic about her country, but she is not naive.
  • The article seems a little chauvinistic and tendentious to me.
  • Come to think of it, your teachers produce these chauvinistic people.
  • If that is the case, then end this chauvinistic treatment of her now.
Word Origin and History for chauvinistic

chauvinist

n.

1877, from French chauviniste, from Chauvin (see chauvinism). Related: Chauvinistic (1870).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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