machismo

Definition of machismo

n.1.A strong, and by some considered exaggerated, sense of manly pride, associated with an attitude that the proper expression of masculinity includes virility, courage, and an entitlement to dominate, especially over women.
2.An exaggerated sense of power entitling one to dominate others; as, the civilian authorities occasionally need to rein in the military's machismo.

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