ethnocentrism ethnocentrism n. 1. belief in the superiority of one's own ethnic group. [WordNet sense 1] [WordNet 1.5]

2. a tendency to evaluate other people, activities, cultures, etc. primarily from the perspective of one's own as being superior. [PJC]

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