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- Unwarranted bias, favoritism, or devotion to a particular group, cause, or idea.
* Feminists say that male chauvinism is still prevalant in cultures worldwide.
* Masculinists say that female chauvinism is still prevalent in cultures worldwide.
- A bias in favour of the familiar.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Chau"vin*ism (?), n. [F.
chauvinisme, from Chauvin, a character represented
as making grotesque and threatening displays of his attachment to
his fallen chief, Napoleon I., in 1815.] Blind and absurd
devotion to a fallen leader or an obsolete cause; hence, absurdly
vainglorious or exaggerated patriotism.
-- Chau"vin*ist, n. --
Chau`vin*is"tic (&?;), a.
&fist; To have a generous belief in the greatness of one's
country is not chauvinism. It is the character of the
latter quality to be wildly extravagant, to be fretful and
childish and silly, to resent a doubt as an insult, and to offend
by its very frankness. Prof. H. Tuttle.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
, a name among the French for what is known as Jingoism
among the English, i. e
an extravagant zeal for the glory of one's
country or party, from one Chauvin
, who made threatening displays of
his devotion to Napoleon after his fall in 1815.
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