chauvinistic chauvinistic  /ˌtʃoʊ və ˈnɪ stɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) of or relating to persons convinced of the superiority of their own gender or kind
  2. (adj) fanatically patriotic

Usage(s):

  1. It's a satisfying, if slightly chauvinistic tale, but experts in human evolution have known for years that it is dead wrong.
  2. Call me chauvinistic, but I witnessed women re-enacting Lord of the Flies with blouses.
  3. If that is the case, then end this chauvinistic treatment of her now.

News

  • With Gulliver Asleep, The Lilliputians Are Almost Done Smothering The U.S. Economy

    Jonathan Swift’s classic novel Gulliver’s Travels—and in particular the novel’s first section in which the tiny Lilliputians succeeded in immobilizing Gulliver by binding him with thousands of their tiny, threadlike ropes—serves as a literary metaphor for today’s American economy. While our friends on the left may complain that it is hyperbolic and chauvinistic to describe the American economy ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. Former lawmaker Naomi Chazan says the jabs are built on "deep chauvinistic foundations."
    on Sep 2, 2008 By: Naomi Chazan Source: USA Today

  2. "We should finish with 'dog whistle' language, such as 'British jobs for British workers', which flatter some of the most chauvinistic and backward-looking parts of British society," Mr Clarke said. "We should suspend the black arts of...
    on May 6, 2008 By: Charles Clarke Source: ic Wales

  3. "My character in the film is that of a typical husband, a little chauvinistic. He is always busy with his work and in turn pulls his wife down constantly and is forever eroding her self-esteem," said Arbaaz.
    on Jan 31, 2009 By: Arbaaz Khan Source: Sify

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