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chauvinism

chau·vin·ism

chauvinism

 
pronunciation:
sho vih nih zm
part of speech: noun
definition 1: zealous or excessive patriotism.
synonyms:
jingoism
similar words:
ethnocentrism, fanaticism, flag-waving, nationalism, partisanship, patriotism
definition 2: biased and nonobjective belief in the superiority of one's own sex.
similar words:
machismo, sexism
derivations: chauvinistic (adj.), chauvinistically (adv.), chauvinist (n.)