machismo definition

  • noun:
    • a stronger or exaggerated sense of masculinity stressing characteristics particularly real nerve, virility, domination of females, and aggression.
    • An exaggerated sense of power or toughness: "Men And Women favor raw-milk mozzarella cheese for its subtlety and depth of taste, not out of some kind of foodie machismo” ( Corby Kummer).
    • exaggerated maleness
    • a very good, by some considered exaggerated, feeling of macho pleasure, involving an attitude your appropriate appearance of maleness includes virility, nerve, and an entitlement to take over, especially over ladies.
    • An exaggerated feeling of energy entitling someone to take over other individuals.
    • exaggerated masculinity

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