ethnocentric ethnocentric  /ˌɛθ noʊ ˈsɛn trɪk/


  • (adj) centered on a specific ethnic group, usually one's own


  1. I don't mean to slight, in some ethnocentric way, the steadfastness and courage of the Iraqi people.
  2. With Europe appearing ever distant, ambitious politicians on all sides have stepped up their nationalist, ethnocentric rhetoric ahead of elections slated for November this year.
  3. Led by aging, ethnocentric men with little personal knowledge of the world beyond, it feels encircled and threatened on every side.


  • UK businesses failing to provide websites in foreign languages

    An ethnocentric attitude among business owners is leading to potential loss of revenue, particularly among business to consumer companies, according to new research findings released by UK-based translation and transcription services firm Global Lingo.
    on October 17, 2013     Source: BizReport


  1. "We should look askance at idealistic, triumphalist or ethnocentric notions : that imagine it is possible to cow, shock or awe an enemy into submission, instead of tracking enemies down hilltop by hilltop, house by house, block by bloody block,"...
    on Dec 5, 2007 By: Robert Gates Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "I think he has had to do, in a very masterful way, have a message that was very broad-based," Jackson said. "As broad from Vermont to Mexico, from Washington to Florida, and that's a broader message than an ethnocentric message."
    on Jul 9, 2008 By: Jesse Jackson Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. with comments on emerging markets, specifically Brazil, Russia, India and China, or BRIC, Cramer said that it's time to "stop being ethnocentric," and that Brazil "comes across as being the best."
    on Jun 25, 2008 By: Jim Cramer Source:

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