A sense of a nation as a cohesive whole, as represented by distinctive traditions, culture, and language: his country’s lack of an explicit national identity [mass noun]: the image represents the Queen as an emblem of national identity
More example sentences
- The song has become a popular expression of national identity among New Zealanders of European descent.
- They are determined to downplay commercialism, glorify their national identity, and put a more human face on these Olympics.
- For many, agriculture and manufacturing comprise a defining part of the American national identity.
Definition of national identity in:
- The US English dictionary