Definition of flag-waving in English:

flag-waving

Syllabification: flag-wav·ing

noun

  • 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.

Derivatives

flag-waver

noun
More 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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