[ eth-noh-sen-trik ]
See synonyms for: ethnocentricethnocentricity on

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Origin of ethnocentric


Other words from ethnocentric

  • eth·no·cen·tri·cal·ly, adverb
  • eth·no·cen·tric·i·ty [eth-noh-sen-tris-i-tee] /ˌɛθ noʊ sɛnˈtrɪs ɪ ti/ noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024