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Meaning of chauvinism

chau•vin•ism

Pronunciation: (shō'vu-niz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. zealous and aggressive patriotism or blind enthusiasm for military glory.
  2. biased devotion to any group, attitude, or cause. Cf. male chauvinism.
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