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chauvinism
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
unreasonable belief in the superiority of one's gender, country, or kind
  • Two or three people clapped their hands at the mention of chauvinism and mysticism.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (43% in)
  • For my part I wish the excellent and gifted young man every success; I trust that his youthful idealism and impulse towards the ideas of the people may never degenerate, as often happens, on the moral side into gloomy mysticism, and on the political into blind chauvinism—two elements which are even a greater menace to Russia than the premature decay, due to misunderstanding and gratuitous adoption of European ideas, from which his elder brother is suffering.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (42% in)

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