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chauvinist

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈʃəʊvənɪst/
MAN ( also male chauvinist) a man who believes that men are better or more important than womenKinds of menMen and womenUnfairness and favouring someone unfairlyJustice and fairness
COUNTRY/RACE someone who believes that their country or race is better or more important than other countries or racesUnfairness and favouring someone unfairlyJustice and fairnessPatriotism and nationalism
chauvinism noun [U] the beliefs and behaviour of chauvinistsUnfairness and favouring someone unfairlyJustice and fairnessPatriotism and nationalism
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