Definition of nationalism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnaʃ(ə)n(ə)lɪz(ə)m/


[mass noun]
1Patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts: an early consciousness of nationalism and pride
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  • 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.
patriotism, patriotic sentiment, allegiance/loyalty to one's country, loyalism, nationality;
xenophobia, chauvinism, jingoism, flag-waving, isolationism;
ethnocentrism, ethnocentricity
1.1An extreme form of patriotism marked by a feeling of superiority over other countries: playing with right-wing nationalism
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  • 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: Scottish nationalism
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  • 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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