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Definition unreasonable belief in the superiority of one's gender, country, or kind
  • surprised by the male chauvinism in their household
  • dog-whistle appeals to Confederate chauvinism
  • Mom considered Barbies weapons of chauvinism,
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • chauvinism = unreasonable belief in the superiority of one's gender
  • She'd been assaulted by chauvinist ghosts.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • And for years after that, a chauvinist of the more amiable sort.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • Two or three people clapped their hands at the mention of chauvinism and mysticism.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • He's just an arrogant, self-centered, chauvinistic— "Telephone!" says Mum.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • Amina Wadud, an Islamic scholar in the United States, has written a systematic reinterpretation of chauvinist provisions in the Koran.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • This is an outrageous example of unconscious racial chauvinism!
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • He is such a chauvinist"he has girlfriends stay over at Miragnac every summer, sometimes a new one every two weeks!
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • "I didn't want to be accused of being a chauvinist, but if you don't tell me what you want, I'm just going to have to guess."
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Chauvinist pig, she'd say.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid's Tale
  • Chacko told Rahel and Estha that Ammu had no Locusts Stand I. "Thanks to our wonderful male chauvinist society," Ammu said.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • I was prepared to use whatever means to speed up the erasure of human prejudice and the end of chauvinistic and violent nationalism.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • She resented the chauvinism of Indians who could only admire things foreign.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • ".... said I gave her a raw deal, I was the villain because I overexpected, I was a narrow-minded, arrogant chauvinist—her exact words—Christ, I ask you, is it chauvinistic to expect six hours of work out of somebody, when you're paying for eight—"
    Judith Guest  --  Ordinary People
  • And just when the sensitive subway guard's problems are getting the best of him, destroying his faith in Mankind and the Little People, his nine-year-old niece comes home from school and gives him some nice, pat chauvinistic philosophy handed down to us through posterity and P.S. 564 all the way from Andrew Jackson's backwoods wife.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • ..."best people" from the gentlemen's clubs, and all the frantic fascist captains, united in common hatred of Socialism and bestial horror of the rising tide of the mass revolutionary movement, have turned to acts of provocation, to foul incendiarism, to medieval legends of poisoned wells, to legalize their own destruction of proletarian organizations, and rouse the agitated petty-bourgeoisie to chauvinistic fervor on behalf of the fight against the revolutionary way out of the crisis.
    George Orwell  --  Politics and the English Language
  • ...the nonplussed visitor should not have known, beforehand, that we had our luncheon an hour earlier on Saturday, it was still more irresistibly funny that my father himself (fully as she sympathised, from the bottom of her heart, with the rigid chauvinism which prompted him) should never have dreamed that the barbarian could fail to be aware of so simple a matter, and so had replied, with no further enlightenment of the other's surprise at seeing us already in the dining-room: "You see,...
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann's Way
  • It wasn't just male chauvinists who were upset; women villagers were also more dissatisfied.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky

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