Definition of chauvinistic in English:



  • 1Feeling or displaying aggressive or exaggerated patriotism.

    • ‘Some of the nationalist movements - for example, elements in the Azerbaijani movement - are highly chauvinistic.’
    • ‘The tone of the book is neither chauvinistic nor apologetic.’
    • ‘In the epoch of globalisation the conjuring up of national values inevitably assumes reactionary, chauvinistic or xenophobic forms.’
    • ‘Eddie's failings are lent an almost intolerable poignancy by his former chauvinistic notions of patriotism.’
    • ‘In spite of vociferous, chauvinistic assertions, there is no New Zealand (or Australian) culture.’
    • ‘In the chauvinistic mood of the 1918 election MacDonald suffered a heavy defeat at Leicester.’
    • ‘Nationalism is not inherently violent; neither is it liberal, nor conservative, nor chauvinistic.’
    • ‘It is not risible or chauvinistic to believe there are some things a country needs to celebrate.’
    • ‘Some socialists will accuse us of being chauvinistic.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Nobody wants the Irish Government and media to be as chauvinistic as their British counterparts.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Much as I know the Canadians would rejoice to see their man win, I'm going to go all chauvinistic and say America!’
    • ‘There is a continual revision of the historical and geopolitical facts, which encourages nationalistic and chauvinistic opinions.’
    • ‘The Pan-Arab tendency and movement was the political movement which stood behind the chauvinistic ideas and practices of the Baath regime.’
    • ‘During World War I, Sunday was a prominent and chauvinistic supporter of the U.S. war effort and vehement in his denunciations of Germany.’
    • ‘Racist, militarist and chauvinistic policies have exacerbated the Kurdish problem.’
    1. 1.1Displaying excessive or prejudiced support for their own cause, group, or sex.
      • ‘My writing partner is a violent, chauvinistic semi-literate adolescent.’
      • ‘She gently admonished the translator, a man, by exhorting him not to be chauvinistic by distorting facts.’
      • ‘I had grown up in a very male chauvinistic environment.’
      • ‘I personally have not come upon chauvinistic attitudes on the part of men I have trained with.’
      • ‘He resists making chauvinistic assumptions about a woman's sexual proclivities.’
      • ‘How many men were not chauvinistic in the '40s, the '50s, which is where Jackie came from.’
      • ‘Balancing out his chauvinistic upbringing is the right half of his brain, his feminine side.’
      • ‘The way the film is constructed, it feels rather chauvinistic.’
      • ‘Going by the male chauvinistic mind set, this may be equal justice.’
      • ‘They were male chauvinistic creatures of their day.’
      • ‘So I move out of being so closed minded and chauvinistic.’
      • ‘Look at the recent past history of the Labor party and see the smoking bodies of female politicians burnt on chauvinistic stakes.’
      • ‘Officially they are referred to now as firefighters, although the old-fashioned and presumably chauvinistic word firemen is more descriptive.’
      • ‘We all need to combat stereotypes and chauvinistic passions.’
      • ‘Being forced to do both farm and household work, she is torn between her self-esteem and her husband's chauvinistic attitude.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’