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Chauvinist   /ʃˈoʊvənəst/   Listen

A person with a prejudiced belief in the superiority of his or her own kind.
An extreme bellicose nationalist.  Synonyms: flag-waver, hundred-percenter, jingo, jingoist, patrioteer.

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"Chauvinist" Quotes from Famous Books

... groups and leaders: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and other smaller Tamil separatist groups; other radical chauvinist Sinhalese groups; Buddhist clergy; Sinhalese Buddhist lay groups; ...
— The 1997 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... every hand that vigorous mental life may be but one side of a personality, of which the other is moral barbarism. A man may be a fine archaeologist, and yet have no sympathy with human ideals. The historian, the biographer, even the poet, may be a money-market gambler, a social toady, a clamorous Chauvinist, or an unscrupulous wire-puller. As for "leaders of science," what optimist will dare to proclaim them on the side of the gentle virtues? And if one must needs think in this way of those who stand forth, professed instructors ...
— The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft • George Gissing

Words linked to "Chauvinist" :   nationalist, bigot, chauvinism, patriot

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