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chauvinistic

adjective

  1. (pertaining adjective)  of or relating to persons convinced of the superiority of their own gender or kind
  2. (patriotic)  fanatically patriotic
    Synonyms: flag-waving [attributive], jingoistic, nationalistic, superpatriotic, ultranationalistic...

Etymology summary

from French chauvinisme, after Nicolas Chauvin, legendary French soldier under...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Chauvinism

an exaggerated, bellicose patriotism and a belligerent belief in national superiority and glory. It's an eponym of a French soldier Nicolas Chauvin who was credited with many superhuman feats in the Napoleonic wars. By extension, it has come to include... (40 of 1759 words)

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Collins Dictionary:

chauvinistic | chauvinism | jingoistic [synonym, sense-specific] | jingoism [synonym, sense-specific] | chauvinist [noun, derived]

[formal] aggressively or fanatically patriotic; jingoistic | convinced that men are superior to women | aggressive or fanatical patriotism; jingoism | ... (18 of 510 words, 5 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chauvinistic

Cambridge Dictionary:

chauvinist [disapproving] | chauvinistic | chauvinistically [adverb, derived]

believing or showing an unreasonable belief that your own country or race is the best or most important | believing or behaving as if women are ... (25 of 84 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/chauvinist

American Heritage Dictionary:

chauvinism | chauvinist [noun, related] | chauvinistic [adjective, related] | chauvinistically [adverb, related]

Militant devotion to and glorification of one's country; fanatical patriotism. | Prejudiced belief in the superiority of one's own gender, group, or ... (21 of 63 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chauvinism

Macmillan British Dictionary:

chauvinist [countable] | chauvinists [plural] | chauvinistic [adjective, related]

someone who believes that their own country, race, sex, or group is better than any other. This word is used especially about men and their attitude ... (26 of 56 words, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/chauvinist

New World Dictionary:

chauvinism | chauvinist [noun, adjective, related] | chauvinistic [adjective, related] | chauvinistically [adverb, related]

militant, unreasoning, and boastful devotion to one's country; jingoism | unreasoning devotion to one's race, sex, etc. with contempt for other races, ... (21 of 52 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chauvinism

Oxford Dictionary:

chauvinistic | chauvinistically [derived]

feeling or displaying aggressive or exaggerated patriotism. | displaying excessive or prejudiced support for their own cause, group, or sex. (19 of 45 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chauvinistic

Wiktionary:

chauvinistic [insulting]

Of or pertaining to chauvinism or chauvinists. (7 of 9 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/chauvinistic

Encarta Dictionary:

chauvinist | chauvinists [plural] | chauvinistic [adjective, derived] | chauvinistically [adverb, derived]

somebody with an excessive or prejudiced loyalty to a particular gender, group, or cause | an unreasoning, overenthusiastic, and aggressive patriot (20 of 50 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861596400​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

chauvinistic | chauvinism

First use: 19th century

Origin: from French chauvinisme, after Nicolas Chauvin, legendary French soldier under Napoleon, noted for his vociferous and unthinking patriotism

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Wiktionary:

chauvinistic [insulting]

Origin: chauvinist + -ic

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/chauvinistic

chauvinist | chauvinists [plural]

Origin: See chauvinism

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/chauvinist

-ic

Origin: French -ique, from Latin -icus, from Proto-Indo-European *-ikos, *-iḱos, formed with the i-stem suffix *-i- and the adjectival suffix *-ko-. Cognates include Ancient Greek -ικός (-ikos),... (26 of 37 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-ic

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

chauvinist [countable] | chauvinists [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "chauvinistic"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/chauvinist

Macmillan American Dictionary:

chauvinist [countable] | chauvinists [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "chauvinistic"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/chauvinist

the Free Dictionary:

chauvinistic

Audio: British English pronunciation of "chauvinistic"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/chauvinistic

Google Dictionary:

chauvinistic

Audio: English pronunciation of "chauvinistic"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

chauvinistic

Audio: North American pronunciation of "chauvinistic"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=chauvi​03 word=chauvinistic

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