Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to ethnocentrism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. centered on a specific ethnic group, usually one's own; exhibiting ethnocentrism (in both senses).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by the idea that the tribal unit to which the self belongs is the center of the universe.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. centered on a specific ethnic group, usually one's own

Etymologies

ethno- + -centric (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Native Americans consider this term ethnocentric and insulting.

    Examiner California Headlines

  • In particular, among white voters being ethnocentric is associated — independent of self-described ideology and other factors — with decreased support for means-tested welfare:

    Matthew Yglesias » Ethnocentrism and Small Government Hypocrisy

  • In the United States, an obscene alliance of corporate supremacists, desperate labor unions, certain ethnocentric Latino activist organizations and a majority of our elected officials in Washington works diligently to keep our borders open, wages suppressed and the American people all but helpless to resist the crushing financial and economic burden created by the millions of illegal aliens who crash our borders each year. advertisement

    Think Progress » In Any Language, Sen. Coburn’s Amendment Should Make You Sick

  • If we didn't want blacks to engage in ethnocentric politics, well, our ancestors shouldn't have dragged them here in chains.

    December 2004

  • The labels "ethnocentric" and "elitist," used by Professor Barraclough to describe Elias's orientation, are as misleading as they are wrong.

    Elias Defended

  • In short, ethnocentric in some ways, yes, but Champlain’s attitudes were grounded in ideas of universal justice, faith, and peace.

    Champlain's Dream

  • We have good evidence and proof, "he said in his opening statement at the sought to portray the Serbs as the victims, blaming the former Croat leader Franjo Tudjman and the former Bosnian Muslim leader Alija Izetbegović of pursuing" ethnocentric "aims, with the desire to create Croatian and Bosnian Muslim states respectively.

    The Guardian World News

  • Paul Johnson, in his 1985 “A History of the Jews” gave a long list of prominent Jews from Heine onward who saw themselves as assimilated and nonethnic when they were young men, but then became more ethnocentric and concerned with Jewish identity as they aged.

    Matthew Yglesias » A Job for Norm

  • Even as the artworks probe the limits of our most primitive ethnocentric biases, they affirm our place on the planet as the dominant species - having the power to discriminate over other life forms.

    Spread ArtCulture: Patricia Piccinini's World of Creatures Great & Small

  • Um ... how can you argue this isn't racist, or at the very least painfully and awkwardly ethnocentric???

    Could The Last Airbender actually turn out to be decent? | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

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