Definition of chauvinistic in English:



  • 1Feeling or displaying aggressive or exaggerated patriotism.

    • ‘The Pan-Arab tendency and movement was the political movement which stood behind the chauvinistic ideas and practices of the Baath regime.’
    • ‘Eddie's failings are lent an almost intolerable poignancy by his former chauvinistic notions of patriotism.’
    • ‘The mass media was full of racist and chauvinistic propaganda and anyone who objected was accused of supporting terrorism.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Racist, militarist and chauvinistic policies have exacerbated the Kurdish problem.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Marines who raise the Stars and Stripes are reprimanded for being too chauvinistic.’
    • ‘In the chauvinistic mood of the 1918 election MacDonald suffered a heavy defeat at Leicester.’
    • ‘The tone of the book is neither chauvinistic nor apologetic.’
    • ‘Much as I know the Canadians would rejoice to see their man win, I'm going to go all chauvinistic and say America!’
    • ‘Some socialists will accuse us of being chauvinistic.’
    • ‘It is not risible or chauvinistic to believe there are some things a country needs to celebrate.’
    • ‘Nationalism is not inherently violent; neither is it liberal, nor conservative, nor chauvinistic.’
    • ‘In spite of vociferous, chauvinistic assertions, there is no New Zealand (or Australian) culture.’
    • ‘During World War I, Sunday was a prominent and chauvinistic supporter of the U.S. war effort and vehement in his denunciations of Germany.’
    • ‘There is a continual revision of the historical and geopolitical facts, which encourages nationalistic and chauvinistic opinions.’
    • ‘Some of the nationalist movements - for example, elements in the Azerbaijani movement - are highly chauvinistic.’
    • ‘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.
      • ‘Going by the male chauvinistic mind set, this may be equal justice.’
      • ‘She gently admonished the translator, a man, by exhorting him not to be chauvinistic by distorting facts.’
      • ‘However, she ended up estranged because she refused to be browed under by Muslim, male chauvinistic attitudes to their women.’
      • ‘So I move out of being so closed minded and chauvinistic.’
      • ‘And instead of complying and sympathizing, Barnett portrayed himself as the most chauvinistic man in a chauvinistic sport.’
      • ‘They were male chauvinistic creatures of their day.’
      • ‘I personally have not come upon chauvinistic attitudes on the part of men I have trained with.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Officially they are referred to now as firefighters, although the old-fashioned and presumably chauvinistic word firemen is more descriptive.’
      • ‘The way the film is constructed, it feels rather chauvinistic.’
      • ‘I had grown up in a very male chauvinistic environment in Taiwan.’
      • ‘My writing partner is a violent, chauvinistic semi-literate adolescent.’
      • ‘Look at the recent past history of the Labor party and see the smoking bodies of female politicians burnt on chauvinistic stakes.’
      • ‘How many men were not chauvinistic in the '40s, the '50s, which is where Jackie came from.’
      • ‘Being forced to do both farm and household work, she is torn between her self-esteem and her husband's chauvinistic attitude.’
      • ‘She has often won the argument, even if chauvinistic practices and prejudices remain deeply entrenched.’
      • ‘He resists making chauvinistic assumptions about a woman's sexual proclivities.’
      • ‘Balancing out his chauvinistic upbringing is the right half of his brain, his feminine side.’
      • ‘We all need to combat stereotypes and chauvinistic passions.’