1. adjective [usually ADJECTIVE noun]
If you describe someone as chauvinistic, you believe that they think their own country is more important and morally better than any other. [disapproval]
⇒ ...national narrow-mindedness and chauvinistic arrogance.
⇒ ...the highly chauvinistic coverage of the war.
If you describe a man or his behaviour as chauvinistic, you disapprove of him for believing that men are naturally better and more important than women. [disapproval]
⇒ My ex-boyfriend Anthony was very chauvinistic.
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