adjective \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


  1. The review was criticized for its ethnocentric bias.

First Known Use of ETHNOCENTRIC


Other Sociology Terms

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


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