[ eth-noh-sen-trik ]
/ ˌɛθ noʊˈsɛn trɪk /
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Sociology. demonstrating a belief in the inherent superiority of one’s own ethnic group or culture: Sadly, an ethnocentric macho attitude is often mistaken for patriotism.
viewing other ethnic or cultural groups through the lens of one’s own:Diversity of cultures helps to liberate us from the tunnel vision of an ethnocentric viewpoint.
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OTHER WORDS FROM ethnocentriceth·no·cen·tri·cal·ly, adverbeth·no·cen·tric·i·ty [eth-noh-sen-tris-i-tee] /ˌɛθ noʊ sɛnˈtrɪs ɪ ti/ noun
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How to use ethnocentric in a sentence
For them the old ethnocentric jealousy, vanity, truculency, and ambition are the strongest elements in patriotism.Folkways|William Graham Sumner
In Dunbar, Negro literature attained an ethnocentric point of view.Introduction to the Science of Sociology|Robert E. Park
The most intense patriots are often ethnocentric and chauvinistic.The Fair Play Settlers of the West Branch Valley, 1769-1784|George D. Wolf