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ethnocentric

ethnocentric

adjective eth·no·cen·tric \ˌeth-nō-ˈsen-trik\

: having or based on the idea that your own group or culture is better or more important than others

Full Definition of ETHNOCENTRIC

:  characterized by or based on the attitude that one's own group is superior
eth·no·cen·tric·i·ty \-sen-ˈtri-sə-tē\ noun
eth·no·cen·trism \-ˈsen-ˌtri-zəm\ noun

Examples of ETHNOCENTRIC

  1. The review was criticized for its ethnocentric bias.

First Known Use of ETHNOCENTRIC

1900

Other Sociology Terms

bourgeois, ethos, eugenics, exurb, incommunicado, intelligentsia, megalopolis, metrosexual, mores, subculture

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