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unilateralism Line breaks: uni|lat¦eral|ism
Pronunciation: /juːnɪˈlat(ə)r(ə)lɪz(ə)m/

Definition of unilateralism in English:


[mass noun]
1The process of acting, reaching a decision, or espousing a principle unilaterally.
Example sentences
  • The Republican Party has tended strongly to espouse unilateralism in recent years, notably in military and regional policy issue areas.
  • He thinks of Europe as being a brake on the ideology of economic unilateralism which is capitalist, conservative and reactionary.
  • Europe has the chance of being a barrier against the pensée unique of economic unilateralism: capitalist, conservative, reactionary.
1.1The pursuit of or belief in unilateral nuclear disarmament: the party’s commitment to unilateralism


Pronunciation: /juːnɪˈlat(ə)rəlɪst/
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • It expresses the desire of a section of the Spanish elite to return to Spain's traditional axis in foreign policy as a counterweight to the unilateralist ambitions of US imperialism.
  • Most American allies recognize that an isolated, unilateralist superpower makes for a dysfunctional international system.
  • Far from entirely rejecting democracy promotion, some conservative unilateralists also argue that the fundamental purpose of US foreign policy is the projection of democratic values.
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