Definition of jingoism in English:

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jingoism

Pronunciation: /ˈjiNGɡōˌizəm/

noun

chiefly derogatory
Extreme patriotism, especially in the form of aggressive or warlike foreign policy.
Example sentences
  • How would he differentiate between patriotism and jingoism; internationalism and xenophobia?
  • The Irish way is the difference between patriotism and jingoism.
  • Flag-waving, jingoism and professional sports go hand in hand.
Synonyms
extreme patriotism, chauvinism, extreme nationalism, xenophobia, flag-waving;
hawkishness, militarism, belligerence, bellicosity

Derivatives

jingoist

Pronunciation: /ˈjiNGɡōəst/
noun
Example sentences
  • There are the jingoists, the nationalists who just would want the Australian cricket side to win anything they ever enter.
  • That would benefit everyone except Chirac and the other jingoists.
  • It's easy to dismiss the jingoists, the English-only paranoiacs, the self-appointed culture police.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: jin·go·ism

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