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Excessive or fanatical patriotism; chauvinism.

flag′-wav′er n.


a. an emotional appeal or display intended to arouse patriotic or nationalistic feeling
b. (as modifier): a flag-waving speech.
ˈflag-ˌwaver n


an ostentatiously emotional display of patriotism or factionalism.
flag′-wav`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.flag-waving - fanatically patrioticflag-waving - fanatically patriotic    
patriotic, loyal - inspired by love for your country


[ˈflægˌweɪvɪŋ] N (fig) → patriotismo m de banderita
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Crawford used the lone climb in Atimonan late in the stage to ditch his chasers and coast to the finish, where he was greeted by several flag-waving fans.
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In other shots, aimed at painting a picture of a happy, united nation, women in traditional costume smile and dance with flag-waving supporters.
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