Definition of nationalist in English:


Line breaks: na¦tion¦al|ist
Pronunciation: /ˈnaʃ(ə)n(ə)lɪst


  • 1A person who advocates political independence for a country: a Scottish nationalist
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    • That federation was opposed by nationalists who advocated political freedom from British rule.
    • Most of the opposition parties are involved in the committee, including the communists, socialists and nationalists.
    • Broad Front is a left coalition made up of socialists, Communists and nationalists.
  • 1.1A person with strong patriotic feelings, especially one who believes in the superiority of their country over others.
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    • During World War One, Stresemann, like the vast majority of Germans, had been a strong nationalist.
    • He was a fervent French nationalist and a strong leader, a man who took on the United States and Britain.
    • She started out as an emotional nationalist, full of passion and patriotism.


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  • Relating to nationalists or nationalism: a nationalist movement
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    • In so far as they still clung to socialist phraseology, it was simply to give their nationalist programme a more acceptable cover.
    • Why did a petty-bourgeois nationalist outlook gain ascendancy?
    • In the case of glacial Super-Finland, the political relevance seems to be rather rightist, romantic and nationalist.

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