male chauvinism

male chauvinism
activity indicative of belief in the superiority of men over women
Syn: ↑chauvinism, ↑antifeminism
Derivationally related forms: ↑antifeminist (for: ↑antifeminism), ↑chauvinist (for: ↑chauvinism)
Hypernyms: ↑sexism

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the beliefs, attitudes, or behavior of male chauvinists.

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male chauvinism noun
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Main Entry:male

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male chauvinism noun [uncountable]
Thesaurus: equal rightssynonym
Main entry: male chauvinist

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male chauvinism,
excessive male pride or exaggerated loyalty to members of the male sex: »

Historically hampered by archaic laws and antique moral codes, European women…taking a cue from their more combative sisters across the Atlantic, have launched their attack on male chauvinism (Time).

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ˌmale ˈchauvinism f22 [male chauvinism] (also chauvinism) noun uncountable (disapproving)
the belief held by some men that men are more important, intelligent, etc. than women

The profession remains a bastion of male chauvinism.

See also:chauvinism

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  • male chauvinism — 1969; see CHAUVINISM (Cf. chauvinism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • male chauvinism — n. Disparaging, patronizing, discriminatory or abusive speech or behavior by males toward females stemming from a belief that males are superior to females and females therefore worthy of less respect and inferior treatment. A form of sexism.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • male chauvinism — N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you accuse a man of male chauvinism, you disapprove of him because his beliefs and behaviour show that he thinks men are naturally superior to women …   English dictionary

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  • male chauvinism — A term particularly associated with the 1970s women s liberation movement and used to attack men s attitudes towards women. It suggests blind, arrogant, excessive, and narrow minded assumptions of innate male superiority, of male ascendancy over… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • male chauvinism — the beliefs, attitudes, or behavior of male chauvinists. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • male chauvinism — noun A belief in the innate superiority of men over women. Syn: misogyny See Also: male chauvinist …   Wiktionary

  • male chauvinism — excessive enthusiasm for the male sex …   English contemporary dictionary

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