Definition of ethnocentric in English:



  • Evaluating other peoples and cultures according to the standards of one's own culture.

    • ‘Beyond this, the editor made efforts to address and correct common misconceptions and biases found in ethnocentric texts and media coverage about the region.’
    • ‘For we are exemplifying the attitude we claim to despise; we would rather die than be ethnocentric, but ethnocentrism is precisely the conviction that one would rather die than share certain beliefs.’
    • ‘Nor should this be seen purely as a matter of cultural imperialism or ethnocentric prejudice.’
    • ‘We assert that it is culturally ethnocentric and logically absurd to relegate a universal phenomenon to the pathological domain.’
    • ‘Instead of wit, he interpreted my jokes as racist and ethnocentric misinformation.’
    • ‘This does help to counter a traditional overemphasis on western societies and an ethnocentric bias in the treatment of other societies.’
    • ‘Such examination and subsequent awareness is not always easy because people have a tendency to be blind to their bias or ethnocentric perspectives.’
    • ‘Such ethnocentric representation of the indigenous and the aboriginal suggests the poet's lack of sympathy with her environment - that is, her estrangement.’
    • ‘The new communitarian thinking can be one way of accepting ethnic debates without sounding ethnocentric.’
    • ‘By its very definition, the perception inherent in Orientalism is racist, imperialist and ethnocentric.’
    • ‘We are proudly independent, ethnocentric, xenophobic, and nativistic, he argued, while showing off his flashy vocabulary.’
    • ‘I wonder when you will see fit to take our government's ethnocentric and intolerant activities to task?’
    • ‘They are totally unconscious of the latent racism which such a campaign evokes in countries where ethnocentric prejudice is so deep-rooted.’
    • ‘This manifests, in my opinion, a clear-cut case of cultural and ethnocentric chauvinism on the part of the European scholars.’
    • ‘The first generation of western historians to address the western environment as an agent in shaping the region reflected the ethnocentric preconceptions of their time.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, many highly ethnocentric societies are not racist.’
    • ‘Although individuation is viewed as the optimal path to identity development in some cultures, this is ethnocentric and biased when viewed in the context of other cultures across the world.’
    • ‘However, while I succeeded in producing a space for the validation of local voices, I am less certain that this in any way challenged parochial and ethnocentric perspectives.’
    • ‘Teaching American history - our common story - as opposed to group-identity history, is rejected as ethnocentric and jingoistic.’
    • ‘Equating the week with a seven-day rhythm is a result of an ethnocentric bias that is challenged through an examination of the surprisingly wide variability of the week's length in different parts of the world.’
    jingoistic, chauvinistic, excessively patriotic, excessively nationalistic, sectarian, isolationist, flag-waving, xenophobic, racist, racialist, ethnocentric
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