Definition of chauvinistic in English:



  • 1Feeling or displaying aggressive or exaggerated patriotism.

    • ‘Some socialists will accuse us of being chauvinistic.’
    • ‘Much as I know the Canadians would rejoice to see their man win, I'm going to go all chauvinistic and say America!’
    • ‘In spite of vociferous, chauvinistic assertions, there is no New Zealand (or Australian) culture.’
    • ‘It is not risible or chauvinistic to believe there are some things a country needs to celebrate.’
    • ‘In addition to the activities in the Balkans the exchange with Austria plays an important role in helping to break down chauvinistic attitudes in the Balkans.’
    • ‘The Pan-Arab tendency and movement was the political movement which stood behind the chauvinistic ideas and practices of the Baath regime.’
    • ‘The tone of the book is neither chauvinistic nor apologetic.’
    • ‘Racist, militarist and chauvinistic policies have exacerbated the Kurdish problem.’
    • ‘The increasing alienation felt by Pashtuns makes them receptive to the Taliban's chauvinistic message.’
    • ‘Nobody wants the Irish Government and media to be as chauvinistic as their British counterparts.’
    • ‘Nationalism is not inherently violent; neither is it liberal, nor conservative, nor chauvinistic.’
    • ‘Marines who raise the Stars and Stripes are reprimanded for being too chauvinistic.’
    • ‘Chauvinistic forces in the Turkish Cypriot community also committed crimes against progressive people in their community who wanted to live in peace with the Greek Cypriots.’
    • ‘During World War I, Sunday was a prominent and chauvinistic supporter of the U.S. war effort and vehement in his denunciations of Germany.’
    • ‘Some of the nationalist movements - for example, elements in the Azerbaijani movement - are highly chauvinistic.’
    • ‘There is a continual revision of the historical and geopolitical facts, which encourages nationalistic and chauvinistic opinions.’
    • ‘The mass media was full of racist and chauvinistic propaganda and anyone who objected was accused of supporting terrorism.’
    • ‘In the chauvinistic mood of the 1918 election MacDonald suffered a heavy defeat at Leicester.’
    • ‘Eddie's failings are lent an almost intolerable poignancy by his former chauvinistic notions of patriotism.’
    • ‘In the epoch of globalisation the conjuring up of national values inevitably assumes reactionary, chauvinistic or xenophobic forms.’
    1. 1.1 Displaying excessive or prejudiced support for their own cause, group, or sex.
      • ‘She gently admonished the translator, a man, by exhorting him not to be chauvinistic by distorting facts.’
      • ‘She has often won the argument, even if chauvinistic practices and prejudices remain deeply entrenched.’
      • ‘My writing partner is a violent, chauvinistic semi-literate adolescent.’
      • ‘It is interesting that Poisson did not exhibit the chauvinistic attitude of many scientists of his day.’
      • ‘Medicine has a reputation as a chauvinistic profession led by powerful male consultants with giant egos.’
      • ‘How many men were not chauvinistic in the '40s, the '50s, which is where Jackie came from.’
      • ‘They were male chauvinistic creatures of their day.’
      • ‘Going by the male chauvinistic mind set, this may be equal justice.’
      • ‘Being forced to do both farm and household work, she is torn between her self-esteem and her husband's chauvinistic attitude.’
      • ‘He resists making chauvinistic assumptions about a woman's sexual proclivities.’
      • ‘The way the film is constructed, it feels rather chauvinistic.’
      • ‘Officially they are referred to now as firefighters, although the old-fashioned and presumably chauvinistic word firemen is more descriptive.’
      • ‘Balancing out his chauvinistic upbringing is the right half of his brain, his feminine side.’
      • ‘However, she ended up estranged because she refused to be browed under by Muslim, male chauvinistic attitudes to their women.’
      • ‘I had grown up in a very male chauvinistic environment in Taiwan.’
      • ‘And instead of complying and sympathizing, Barnett portrayed himself as the most chauvinistic man in a chauvinistic sport.’
      • ‘I personally have not come upon chauvinistic attitudes on the part of men I have trained with.’
      • ‘Look at the recent past history of the Labor party and see the smoking bodies of female politicians burnt on chauvinistic stakes.’
      • ‘So I move out of being so closed minded and chauvinistic.’
      • ‘We all need to combat stereotypes and chauvinistic passions.’