Definition of chauvinistic in US 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.’
    • ‘It is not risible or chauvinistic to believe there are some things a country needs to celebrate.’
    • ‘In the epoch of globalisation the conjuring up of national values inevitably assumes reactionary, chauvinistic or xenophobic forms.’
    • ‘The mass media was full of racist and chauvinistic propaganda and anyone who objected was accused of supporting terrorism.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Racist, militarist and chauvinistic policies have exacerbated the Kurdish problem.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Nobody wants the Irish Government and media to be as chauvinistic as their British counterparts.’
    • ‘There is a continual revision of the historical and geopolitical facts, which encourages nationalistic and chauvinistic opinions.’
    • ‘During World War I, Sunday was a prominent and chauvinistic supporter of the U.S. war effort and vehement in his denunciations of Germany.’
    • ‘In the chauvinistic mood of the 1918 election MacDonald suffered a heavy defeat at Leicester.’
    • ‘Some of the nationalist movements - for example, elements in the Azerbaijani movement - are highly 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.’
    • ‘The tone of the book is neither chauvinistic nor apologetic.’
    • ‘Some socialists will accuse us of being chauvinistic.’
    • ‘Eddie's failings are lent an almost intolerable poignancy by his former chauvinistic notions of patriotism.’
    • ‘The increasing alienation felt by Pashtuns makes them receptive to the Taliban's chauvinistic message.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 Displaying excessive or prejudiced support for one's own cause, group, or sex.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘She has often won the argument, even if chauvinistic practices and prejudices remain deeply entrenched.’
      • ‘Balancing out his chauvinistic upbringing is the right half of his brain, his feminine side.’
      • ‘He resists making chauvinistic assumptions about a woman's sexual proclivities.’
      • ‘I had grown up in a very male chauvinistic environment in Taiwan.’
      • ‘We all need to combat stereotypes and chauvinistic passions.’
      • ‘However, she ended up estranged because she refused to be browed under by Muslim, male chauvinistic attitudes to their women.’
      • ‘My writing partner is a violent, chauvinistic semi-literate adolescent.’
      • ‘Being forced to do both farm and household work, she is torn between her self-esteem and her husband's chauvinistic attitude.’
      • ‘Going by the male chauvinistic mind set, this may be equal justice.’
      • ‘It is interesting that Poisson did not exhibit the chauvinistic attitude of many scientists of his day.’
      • ‘They were male chauvinistic creatures of their day.’
      • ‘The way the film is constructed, it feels rather chauvinistic.’
      • ‘How many men were not chauvinistic in the '40s, the '50s, which is where Jackie came from.’
      • ‘She gently admonished the translator, a man, by exhorting him not to be chauvinistic by distorting facts.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’