Definition of nationalistic in English:


Line breaks: na¦tion¦al|is¦tic
Pronunciation: /ˌnaʃ(ə)nəˈlɪstɪk
, ˌnaʃ(ə)nlˈɪstɪk, ˌnaʃənlˈɪstɪk/


Having strong patriotic feelings, especially a belief in the superiority of one’s own country over others: he was fiercely nationalistic nationalistic pride
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  • 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.



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  • 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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