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nationalism

Syllabification: na·tion·al·ism
Pronunciation: /ˈnaSH(ə)nəˌlizəm
 
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Definition of nationalism in English:

noun

1Patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts.
Example sentences
  • Playing with a sense of loyalty, commitment, nationalism and pride.
  • He intends to instill a sense of nationalism and pride in grooming young players for future representation.
  • We have failed to instil in our people a sense of nationalism, of pride in belonging here.
Synonyms
patriotism, patriotic sentiment, flag-waving, xenophobia, chauvinism, jingoism
1.1An extreme form of this, especially marked by a feeling of superiority over other countries.
Example sentences
  • That undoubtedly is what we may conclude from the rise of extreme right ideologies and nationalisms of all kinds.
  • Without intending to diminish the absurdity of such view or their genocidal implications, it must be mentioned that extremist nationalisms tend to flourish together.
  • Zionism was influenced by, and has many similarities with, other contemporary European nationalisms.
1.2Advocacy of political independence for a particular country.
Example sentences
  • This helps explain the persistence and even strengthening of cultural nationalism after political independence.
  • Much has been said about nationalism; independence forces one to confront what it means to be ‘Bermudian’.
  • Indonesia now is again run by politicians favoring secular nationalism, with Christians regaining influence.

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