Misogyny vs. Chauvinism

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Main Difference

The main difference between Misogyny and Chauvinism is that the Misogyny is a hatred or dislike of women or girls and Chauvinism is a exaggerated patriotism and a belligerent belief in national superiority.

  • Misogyny (noun)

    Hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against women.

  • Chauvinism (noun)

    Excessive patriotism, eagerness for national superiority; jingoism.

  • Chauvinism (noun)

    Unwarranted bias, favoritism, or devotion to one's own particular group, cause, or idea.

    "Feminists say that male chauvinism is still prevalent in cultures worldwide."

  • Misogyny (noun)

    dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women

    "she felt she was struggling against thinly disguised misogyny"

  • Chauvinism (noun)

    exaggerated or aggressive patriotism

    "public opinion was easily moved to chauvinism and nationalism"

  • Chauvinism (noun)

    excessive or prejudiced support for one's own cause, group, or sex

    "we stand together to stamp out chauvinism and bigotry"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Misogyny (noun)

    Hatred of women. Contrast misandry.

  • Chauvinism (noun)

    Blind and absurd devotion to a fallen leader or an obsolete cause; hence, absurdly vainglorious or exaggerated patriotism.

  • Chauvinism (noun)

    exaggerated and unreasoning partisanship to any group or cause; - as, male chauvinism, i.e. belief in the superiority of males.

Webster Dictionary
  • Misogyny (noun)

    hatred of women

  • Chauvinism (noun)

    fanatical patriotism

  • Chauvinism (noun)

    activity indicative of belief in the superiority of men over women

Princeton's WordNet

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