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na·tion·al·ism

 (năsh′ə-nə-lĭz′əm, năsh′nə-)
n.
1. Devotion, especially excessive or undiscriminating devotion, to the interests or culture of a particular nation-state.
2. The belief that nations will benefit from acting independently rather than collectively, emphasizing national rather than international goals.
3. The belief that a particular cultural or ethnic group constitutes a distinct people deserving of political self-determination.

na′tion·al·ist adj. & n.
na′tion·al·is′tic adj.
na′tion·al·is′ti·cal·ly adv.

nationalism

(ˈnæʃənəˌlɪzəm; ˈnæʃnə-)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a sentiment based on common cultural characteristics that binds a population and often produces a policy of national independence or separatism
2. loyalty or devotion to one's country; patriotism
3. exaggerated, passionate, or fanatical devotion to a national community. See also chauvinism
ˈnationalist n, adj
ˌnationalˈistic adj

na•tion•al•ism

(ˈnæʃ ə nlˌɪz əm, ˈnæʃ nəˌlɪz-)

n.
1. devotion and loyalty to one's own nation; patriotism.
2. excessive patriotism; chauvinism.
3. the desire for national advancement or independence.
4. the doctrine or policy of asserting the interests of a particular nation over the interests of other nations.
5. a movement, as in the arts, based upon the folk idioms, history, aspirations, etc., of a nation.
[1830–40]
na′tion•al•ist, adj., n.
na`tion•al•is′tic, adj.
na`tion•al•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.

Nationalism

See also allegiance.

a belief in the innate superiority of the “Anglo-Saxon race.”
a zealous and belligerent patriotism. — chauvinist, n. — chauvinistic, adj.
1. the attitudes and behavior of a good citizen.
2. Obsolete, devotion to the cause of the French Revolution.
a fanaticism favoring ethnic or racial autonomy. — ethnomaniac, n., adj.
the characteristic of being Gaelic.
extreme or eccentric national loyalty that is hostile to the interests of any other nation. — jingo, jingoist, n. — jingoistic, adj.
the militaristic, authoritarian spirit or character of the East Prussian aristocracy. — Junker, n., adj.
devotion to one’s mother country.
1. the spirit or aspirations of a country.
2. a devotion to the interests of one’s own country.
3. a desire for national advancement.
4. the policy of asserting the interest of one’s own nation, as separate from the interest of another nation and the common interest of all nations. — nationalist, n., adj. — nationalistic, adj.
the custom or policy of favoring nativeborn citizens over immigrants, as in the awarding of government jobs. See also philosophy. — nativist, n. — nativistic, adj.
excessive patriotism.
the idea that all Teutonic peoples should be joined in a union. — Pan-Teutonist, n. — Pan-Teutonic, adj.
a devoted love, support, and defense of one’s country; national loyalty. — patriot, n. — patriotic, adj.
excessive patriotism. — superpatriot, n. — superpatriotic, adj.
excessive or extreme nationalism. — ultranationalist, n. — ultranationalist ie, adj.

nationalism

Devotion to your country and its interests, often involving striving for independence from a larger political unit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nationalism - love of country and willingness to sacrifice for itnationalism - love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it; "they rode the same wave of popular patriotism"; "British nationalism was in the air and patriotic sentiments ran high"
loyalty, trueness - the quality of being loyal
Americanism - loyalty to the United States and its institutions
2.nationalism - the doctrine that your national culture and interests are superior to any other
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
internationalism - the doctrine that nations should cooperate because their common interests are more important than their differences
multiculturalism - the doctrine that several different cultures (rather than one national culture) can coexist peacefully and equitably in a single country
3.nationalism - the aspiration for national independence felt by people under foreign domination
ambition, aspiration, dream - a cherished desire; "his ambition is to own his own business"
4.nationalism - the doctrine that nations should act independently (rather than collectively) to attain their goals
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
internationalism - the doctrine that nations should cooperate because their common interests are more important than their differences

nationalism

noun
1. separatism, independence, isolationism, xenophobia He was jailed on charges of furthering the cause of Albanian nationalism and separatism.
2. patriotism, loyalty to your country, chauvinism, jingoism, nationality, allegiance, fealty This kind of fierce nationalism is a volatile force.
Quotations
"Nationalism, that magnificent song that made the people rise against their oppressors, stops short, falters and dies away on the day that independence is proclaimed" [Frantz Fanon The Wretched of the Earth]
"While it is often the enemy of democracy, nationalism has also been democracy's handmaiden, from the time of the French Revolution" [Francis Fukuyama]
Translations
قَوْمِيّةٌقَوْمِيَّه، شُعور قَوْميوَطَنِيَّه
nacionalismusvlastenectví
nationalisme
nationalismi
nacionalizam
hazafiasságnemzeti összetartozás
òjóîernishyggjaòjóîernisstefna
国家主義
국수주의
nacionalizmus
nationalism
ชาตินิยม
chủ nghĩa dân tộc

nationalism

[ˈnæʃnəlɪzəm] Nnacionalismo m

nationalism

[ˈnæʃənəlɪzəm] nnationalisme m
Scottish nationalism → le nationalisme écossais

nationalism

nNationalismus m; feeling of nationalismNationalgefühl nt

nationalism

[ˈnæʃnəˌlɪzm] nnazionalismo

nation

(ˈneiʃən) noun
1. a group of people living in a particular country, forming a single political and economic unit.
2. a large number of people who share the same history, ancestors, culture etc (whether or not they all live in the same country). the Jewish nation.
national (ˈnӕʃənəl) adjective
of or belonging to a particular nation. national government; national pride.
ˈnationally adverb
ˈnationalism (ˈnӕ-) noun
1. a sense of pride in the history, culture, achievements etc of one's nation.
2. the desire to bring the people of one's nation together under their own government.
ˈnationalist (ˈnӕ-) noun
ˌnationaˈlistic adjective
nationality (nӕʃəˈnӕləti) plural natioˈnalities noun
(the state of belonging to) a particular nation. `What nationality are you?' `I'm German'; You can see (people of) many nationalities in London.
ˈnationalize, ˈnationalise (ˈnӕ-) verb
to make (especially an industry) the property of the nation as a whole rather than the property of an individual.
ˌnationaliˈzation, ˌnationaliˈsation noun
national anthem
a nation's official song or hymn.
national service
in some countries, a period of compulsory service in the armed forces.
ˌnation-ˈwide adjective, adverb
(happening etc) throughout the whole nation. a nation-wide broadcast; They travelled nation-wide.

nationalism

قَوْمِيّةٌ nacionalismus nationalisme Nationalismus εθνικισμός nacionalismo nationalismi nationalisme nacionalizam nazionalismo 国家主義 국수주의 nationalisme nasjonalisme nacjonalizm nacionalismo национализм nationalism ชาตินิยม ulusalcılık chủ nghĩa dân tộc 民族主义
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