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chauvinism

noun [U]     /ˈʃəʊ.vɪ.nɪ.zəm/ US  /ˈʃoʊ-/ disapproving
the strong and unreasonable belief that your own country or race is the best or most important: The war stimulated an intense national chauvinism.Patriotism and nationalism (also male chauvinism) the belief that women are naturally less important, intelligent, or able than menUnfairness and favouring someone unfairlyJustice and fairness
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