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neutralism Syllabification: neu·tral·ism
Pronunciation: /ˈn(y)o͞otrəˌlizəm/

Definition of neutralism in English:


A policy of political neutrality.
Example sentences
  • Economic growth was the American way of inoculating them against communism, neutralism, socialism, and other potentially anti-American political orientations.
  • His policy of anti-American neutralism, which aimed to keep Cambodia out of the war, led him to permit the Vietnamese Communists to station troops on Cambodian soil.
  • Once more, then, neutralism was coupled with internationalism to define U.S. military policy.



Pronunciation: /ˈn(y)o͞otrələst/
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • Nonetheless, the political struggle between communists, neutralists, and rightists continued.
  • These were paralysed by divisions between followers and opponents of Giolitti, interventionists, and neutralists.
  • Ditto with defence, although the huffing and puffing by Irish neutralists will seek to suggest that the proposals mean something menacing, when in fact they mean nothing at all.

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