Definition of nationalistic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌnaSH(ə)n(ə)lˈistik/


Having strong patriotic feelings, especially a belief in the superiority of one’s own country over others: a nationalistic awareness in politics and literature nationalistic pride
More example sentences
  • The political movement in which it was based became increasingly nationalistic and isolationist.
  • They said it was nationalistic, jingoistic, imperialistic and represented a bad and unjust past.
  • His nationalistic tone and speeches against the European Union became ever louder.



Pronunciation: /ˌnaSHənəˈlistik(ə)lē/
Example sentences
  • Meanwhile, groups that behave nationalistically reap the group-specific benefits of behaving in the insular way that nationalism encourages.
  • Not much moral sensitivity is needed to appreciate that, and poetry is seldom improved by stating the obvious, especially when it is nationalistically self-serving.
  • I get almost nationalistically proud when I say that any other country with similar economic and social circumstances would not have done better.

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Syllabification: na·tion·al·is·tic

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