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isolationism Syllabification: i·so·la·tion·ism
Pronunciation: /ˌīsəˈlāSHəˌnizəm/

Definition of isolationism in English:


A policy of remaining apart from the affairs or interests of other groups, especially the political affairs of other countries.
Example sentences
  • In the 1930s, American politics were characterized by isolationism in foreign policy and a preoccupation with internal affairs.
  • Quite frankly at this point a policy of isolationism would be fine with me.
  • The reason for this doctrine was perhaps explained by the curious American policy of isolationism.



noun & adjective
Example sentences
  • The political movement in which it was based became increasingly nationalistic and isolationist.
  • In contrast to pacifists, isolationists can favor unilateral military action.
  • Once, before World War II, the mainstream Republican Party was isolationist.

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