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chauvinist

adjective     /ˈʃəʊ.vɪ.nɪst/ US  /ˈʃoʊ-/ (also chauvinistic, /ˌʃəʊ.vɪˈnɪs.tɪk/ US  /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.Patriotism and nationalism 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.Patriotism and nationalism chauvinist     noun [C] She called him a (male) chauvinist because of his insistence on calling all women 'girls'.Patriotism and nationalism chauvinistically     /ˌʃəʊ.vɪˈnɪs.tɪ.kəl.i/ US  /ˌʃoʊ-/ adverb Patriotism and nationalism
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