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flag-waving Syllabification: flag-wav·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈflaɡ ˌwāviNG/

Definition of flag-waving in English:


The expression of patriotism in a populist and emotional way: what began as jingoistic flag-waving deteriorated into an international crisis
More example sentences
  • As the war looms closer warmongering propagandists will step up their flag-waving jingoism and attacks on so called ‘traitors’.
  • And, no doubt, she would find flag-waving during a Democrat Administration perfectly acceptable.
  • These emblems of today's cult of passive suffering are at the opposite end of the emotional spectrum from traditional patriotic flag-waving.


Example sentences
  • Here are the flag-wavers who felt patriotic enough to reply.
  • It's easy to be a flag-waver and to be patriotic and to support the troops when you're in the initial attack phase and it looks like you may have only a two-week war.
  • As I'm sure you know, I love the country but am no flag-waver.
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