Definition of jingoism in English:

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jingoism

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɪŋɡəʊɪz(ə)m/

noun

[mass noun] chiefly derogatory
Extreme patriotism, especially in the form of aggressive or warlike foreign policy: the popular jingoism that swept the lower-middle classes
More 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, blind patriotism, chauvinism, extreme nationalism, flag-waving, excessive loyalty to one's country, xenophobia;
isolationism, sectarianism;
hawkishness, militarism, warmongering, belligerence, bellicosity

Derivatives

jingoist

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɪŋɡəʊɪst/
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.
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