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chauvinism

noun [U] uk   /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. ( also male chauvinism) the belief that women are naturally less important, intelligent, or able than men
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