Definition of nationalism in English:
1Patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts.
- Playing with a sense of loyalty, commitment, nationalism and pride.
- He intends to instill a sense of nationalism and pride in grooming young players for future representation.
- We have failed to instil in our people a sense of nationalism, of pride in belonging here.
patriotism, patriotic sentiment, flag-waving, xenophobia, chauvinism, jingoism
1.1An extreme form of this, especially marked by a feeling of superiority over other countries.
- That undoubtedly is what we may conclude from the rise of extreme right ideologies and nationalisms of all kinds.
- Without intending to diminish the absurdity of such view or their genocidal implications, it must be mentioned that extremist nationalisms tend to flourish together.
- Zionism was influenced by, and has many similarities with, other contemporary European nationalisms.
1.2Advocacy of political independence for a particular country.
- This helps explain the persistence and even strengthening of cultural nationalism after political independence.
- Much has been said about nationalism; independence forces one to confront what it means to be ‘Bermudian’.
- Indonesia now is again run by politicians favoring secular nationalism, with Christians regaining influence.
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