ethnocentric 1900, from ETHNO- (Cf. ethno-) + -CENTRIC (Cf. -centric); a technical term in social sciences until it began to be more widely used in the second half of the 20th century. Related: Ethnocentricity; ethnocentrism.

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  • ethnocentric — adj. centered on a specific ethnic group, usually one s own; exhibiting ethnocentrism (in both senses). [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ethnocentric — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ evaluating other cultures according to the preconceptions of one s own. DERIVATIVES ethnocentrically adverb ethnocentricity noun ethnocentrism noun …   English terms dictionary

  • ethnocentric — [[t]e̱θnoʊse̱ntrɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe something as ethnocentric, you disagree with it because it is based on the belief that one particular race or nationality of people is superior to all others. Her work is open to… …   English dictionary

  • ethnocentric — eth|no|cen|tric [ˌeθnəuˈsentrık US nou ] adj based on the idea that your own race, nation, group etc is better than any other used in order to show disapproval ▪ ethnocentric history textbooks >ethnocentrism n [U] >ethnocentricity… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ethnocentric — adjective based on the idea that your own race, nation, group etc is better than any other: ethnocentric insensitivity ethnocentrism noun (U) ethnocentricity noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ethnocentric — adjective Date: 1900 characterized by or based on the attitude that one s own group is superior • ethnocentricity noun • ethnocentrism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ethnocentric — See ethnocentrism. * * * …   Universalium

  • ethnocentric — adjective Of or pertaining to ethnocentrism …   Wiktionary

  • ethnocentric — Synonyms and related words: clannish, cliquey, cliquish, exceptional, excluding, exclusive, exclusory, inadmissible, insular, narrow, parochial, preclusive, prescriptive, preventive, prohibitive, restrictive, seclusive, segregative, select,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ethnocentric — eth|no|cen|tric [ ,eθnou sentrık ] adjective showing a failure to recognize that other people s cultures are also important and valuable ╾ eth|no|cen|tric|i|ty [ ,eθnousen trısəti ] noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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