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isolationism

Line breaks: iso|la¦tion|ism
Pronunciation: /ʌɪsəˈleɪʃ(ə)nɪz(ə)m
 
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Definition of isolationism in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A policy of remaining apart from the affairs or interests of other groups, especially the political affairs of other countries: the country chose a policy of isolationism that made it a secondary player in world political events sectarian isolationism
More 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.

Derivatives

isolationist

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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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