[ yoor-uh-sen-trik, yur- ]

  1. centered on Europe and Europeans: They have offered insightful but nonetheless Eurocentric analyses of European travelers, losing sight of the larger global context of travel.

  2. considering Europe and Europeans as focal to world culture, history, economics, etc., or viewing everything through the lens of European values, attitudes, and interests: The style represented a celebration of Black beauty and a repudiation of Eurocentric beauty standards.

Origin of Eurocentric

First recorded in 1960–65; Euro- + -centric

Other words from Eurocentric

  • Eu·ro·cen·trism, noun

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How to use Eurocentric in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Eurocentric


/ (ˌjʊərəʊˈsɛntrɪk) /

  1. chiefly concerned with or concentrating on Europe and European culture: the Eurocentric curriculum

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