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chauvinistadjective

uk   /ˈʃəʊ.vɪ.nɪst/  us   /ˈʃoʊ-/ (also chauvinistic, uk   /ˌʃəʊ.vɪˈnɪs.tɪk/  us   /ˌʃoʊ-/ ) disapproving
politics believing or ​showing an ​unreasonablebelief that ​your own ​country or ​race is the ​best or most ​important: The ​crowd was ​enthusiasticallysinging chauvinistic ​patrioticsongs. believing that 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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