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chauvinist

adjective uk   /ˈʃəʊ.vɪ.nɪst/ us    /ˈʃoʊ-/ ( also chauvinistic,   /ˌʃəʊ.vɪˈnɪs.tɪk/    /ˌʃoʊ-/) disapproving
politics believing or showing an unreasonable belief that your own country or race is the best or most important: The crowd was enthusiastically singing chauvinistic patriotic songs. believing or behaving as if women are naturally less important, intelligent, or able than men: It is a deeply chauvinist community where the few women who have jobs are ridiculed.
chauvinist
noun [C] uk   us  
She called him a (male) chauvinist because of his insistence on calling all women "girls".
chauvinistically
adverb uk   /ˌʃəʊ.vɪˈnɪs.tɪ.kəl.i/ us    /ˌʃoʊ-/
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