V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. an extreme nationalist; 2. a person who believes he or she is superior to others

Synonyms: jingo, racist, nationalist, egomaniac


Tips: Chauvinistic behavior in our society commonly refers to men who express attitudes of superiority towards women. The related noun chauvinism refers to prejudiced, unreasonable belief that your own country, sex, or racial group is superior to others.

Usage Examples:

The large company had a special diversity orientation designed to discourage chauvinistic behavior. (racist, superior attitude, egocentric) adjective

The men in her husband's family were raised as chauvinists and had fervent national pride. (nationalists)

His extreme chauvinism led him to despise immigrants. (racism, nationalism)

The chauvinist loved to wave his national flag and treat women with disrespect. (jingo, nationalist, one with a superior attitude)

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