Synonyms for chauvinism

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This chauvinism has increased to a paroxysm, bordering on insanity.

Chauvinism is nowhere more repellent than in the things of the mind.

But democracy in Japan does not mean a diminution of Chauvinism in foreign policy.

In a specially marked manner the pan-Serb chauvinism showed itself during the Bosnian crisis.

The pan-Serb chauvinism appeared especially marked during the Bosnian crisis.

Nowhere in the world is there so much declamation about Chauvinism as in Germany, and nowhere is so little of it to be found.

England never repells talent or aptitude from an absurd prejudice of Chauvinism.

Their neighbors accuse them of having traces of the chauvinism of bygone days, but not altogether with justice.

In social consideration everything else takes precedence of nationality, even in those circles where Chauvinism is a cult.

As such it not infrequently deteriorates into the idle sound and fury of Junkerdom, Chauvinism and Jingoism.

WORD ORIGIN

1840, "exaggerated, blind patriotism," from French chauvinisme (1839), from the character Nicholas Chauvin, soldier of Napoleon's Grand Armee, notoriously attached to the Empire long after it was history, in the Cogniards' popular 1831 vaudeville "La Cocarde Tricolore."

Meaning extended to "sexism" via male chauvinism (1969). The name is a French form of Latin Calvinus and thus Calvinism and chauvinism are, etymologically, twins. The name was a common one in Napoleon's army, and if there was a real person at the base of the character in the play, he has not been certainly identified by etymologists, though memoirs of Waterloo (one published in Paris in 1822) mention "one of our principal piqueurs, named Chauvin, who had returned with Napoleon from Elba," which implies loyalty.

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