Blind and absurd devotion to a fallen leader or an obsolete cause; hence, absurdly vainglorious or exaggerated patriotism.
- Militant devotion to and glorification of one's country; fanatical patriotism.
- Prejudiced belief in the superiority of one's own gender, group, or kind: "the chauvinism . . . of making extraterrestrial life in our own image” ( Henry S.F. Cooper, Jr.)