chauvinism chauvinism  /ˈʃoʊ və ˌnɪ zəm/


  1. (n) fanatical patriotism
  2. (n) activity indicative of belief in the superiority of men over women


  1. Though she is credited with generating a glamorous global image for the little-known brand, Mellon says she still feels she faces chauvinism on the business side.
  2. As such, he is a living rebuke to both racism and racialism, to both segregation and identity politics--any form of collective chauvinism.
  3. The degree of party chauvinism ranges from country to country.


  • Tim Sullivan | Kyle Petty takes fast lane to hot seat with criticism of Danica Patrick

    Even Kyle Petty is quick to acknowledge that NASCAR has been enriched by Danica Patrick's presence. She has expanded its fan base, engaged new sponsors and enabled the circuit to siphon dollars from other motorsports. Still, if Petty's comments indicate insufficient gratitude, a lack of diplomacy or a surplus of chauvinism, that doesn't make them wrong.
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Louisville Courier-Journal


  1. "As long as an audience is attracted to his bigotry and politicians and pundits tolerate his racism and chauvinism to promote themselves, Don Imus will continue to be a serial apologist for prejudice," Bond said.
    on Apr 9, 2007 By: Julian Bond Source: Forbes

  2. "Cuba has never bought an athlete or judge," Castro wrote, adding that Cubans need to begin preparing now for London in 2012. "There will be European chauvinism, judge corruption, buying of brawn and brains ...... and a strong dose of...
    on Aug 26, 2008 By: Fidel Castro Source: Newsday

  3. "It is now crystal clear that the Sinhala leaders will never put forward a just resolution to the Tamil national question. ...... The uncompromising stance of Sinhala chauvinism has left us with no other option but an independent state for the...
    on Nov 27, 2006 By: Velupillai Prabhakaran Source: USA Today

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