Chauvinism

Definition of Chauvinism

Chau´vin`ism
n.1.Blind and absurd devotion to a fallen leader or an obsolete cause; hence, absurdly vainglorious or exaggerated patriotism.
2.exaggerated and unreasoning partisanship to any group or cause; - as, male chauvinism, i.e. belief in the superiority of males.

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Americanism, Anglicism, Briticism, Jim Crow, Jim Crow law, aggression, aggressiveness, antagonism, anti-Semitism, apartheid, bellicism, bellicosity, belligerence, belligerency, black power, black supremacy, class consciousness, class distinction, class hatred, class prejudice, class war, color bar, color line, combativeness, contentiousness, discrimination, fascism, ferocity, fierceness, fight, flag waving, hostility, jingoism, know-nothingism, love of country, male chauvinist, martialism, militancy, militarism, minority prejudice, nationalism, nationality, overpatriotism, patriotics, patriotism, pugnaciousness, pugnacity, quarrelsomeness, race hatred, race prejudice, race snobbery, racial discrimination, racialism, racism, red-baiting, saber rattling, segregation, sex discrimination, sexism, social barrier, social discrimination, superpatriotism, truculence, ultranationalism, unfriendliness, unpeacefulness, warmongering, warpath, white power, white supremacy, xenophobia
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