Meaning of Anglocentric in English:


Pronunciation /ˌaŋɡlə(ʊ)ˈsɛntrɪk/


  • Centred on or considered in terms of England or Britain.

    ‘an Anglocentric view of Australian history’
    • ‘He's critical of the Anglocentric view which defines Caribbean literature as Walcott, Naipaul and not much else.’
    • ‘Few things are so hypocritical than the cry of ‘racism’ when an outsider correctly skewers both England's arrogant, underachieving football team and the grossly Anglocentric British media.’
    • ‘His Scottish kingship was not in any way a trial run for kingship of England; modern scholars of Anglocentric persuasion may make the mistake of thinking that it was, but his English subjects never made that mistake.’
    • ‘T.S. Eliot's essay of 1929 argues against such Anglocentric and Italocentric definitions, but only by ascribing even greater consistency and homogenising power to Dante.’
    • ‘Ambler spent a fair bit of time outside England, especially in Paris, which may help explain why his writing escapes the Anglocentric worldview of his predecessors.’
    • ‘I was shocked by your Anglocentric bias.’
    • ‘The threat to Welsh isn't quite so brutal as it was in the 19th century, when speaking Welsh was regarded as offensive by Anglocentric educators.’
    • ‘Yet The Many-Headed Hydra also challenges some of Thompson's Anglocentric assumptions.’
    • ‘He received an Anglocentric education and at the same time learned that he was an outsider.’
    • ‘The distinctive character and possibly the peculiarity of Crozier's book is its Britishness: despite the great amount of material on other countries, the overall view of the war is Anglocentric, and this is not unintentional.’
    • ‘Both of these works provide a long-needed bridge between image and word in Christian thought and practice - though we still await works that move beyond the Eurocentric, even Anglocentric, focus.’
    • ‘We can thus peer beyond the novel's apparent collusion ‘with Anglocentric conceptions of womanhood as a subject race’.’
    • ‘His arguments might have benefited from a less Anglocentric approach, however - for instance, in his treatment of the ideas of Calvin toward sculpture.’
    • ‘A glance at his index, in which ten columns are devoted to England, four to Scotland and a mere three to Wales, suggests that his sources may insist upon telling a predominantly Anglocentric story.’
    • ‘It would have been useful to place such issues in a more international perspective, but again the author has preferred an Anglocentric viewpoint.’
    • ‘Perhaps Koegler was rather Eurocentric; certainly the new dictionary seems somewhat Anglocentric.’
    • ‘The histories of both William of Malmesbury and Henry of Huntingdon were in content decisively Anglocentric.’
    • ‘I find it odd to have such an Anglocentric viewpoint in British Archaeology.’
    • ‘Despite this, most modern historians have judged him from an Anglocentric viewpoint.’
    • ‘In an Anglocentric America, an American means white, and whiteness is central as the unmarked standard or norm against which all so-called minorities are measured.’