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 (năsh′ə-nə-lĭz′əm, năsh′nə-)
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.
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1. 'national'

National is used to describe something that belongs to or is typical of a particular country or nation.

...the national economy.
...changes in the national diet.
2. 'nationalist'

Nationalist is usually a noun. A nationalist is someone who tries to obtain political independence for his or her country.

...Basque nationalists.

You can also use nationalist as an adjective to describe people, movements, or ideas.

Nationalist leaders demanded the extension of democratic rights.
...the nationalist movements of French West Africa.
3. 'nationalistic'

If someone is very proud of their country and thinks it is better than other countries, you can say that they or their views are nationalistic. This word is always used to indicate disapproval of someone's views. attempt to arouse nationalistic passions against the foreigner.
4. 'patriotic'

Normally, if someone is proud of their country, you say that they or their feelings are patriotic. This word is usually used to indicate approval of someone's feelings. earnest wish to enlist the patriotic spirit of the nation.
I believe that this is the only way that an ordinary person can inspire others to be patriotic.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nationalist - one who loves and defends his or her countrynationalist - one who loves and defends his or her country
national, subject - a person who owes allegiance to that nation; "a monarch has a duty to his subjects"
flag-waver, hundred-percenter, jingo, jingoist, patrioteer, chauvinist - an extreme bellicose nationalist
2.nationalist - an advocate of national independence of or a strong national government
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
nationalist leader - the leader of a nationalist movement
Adj.1.nationalist - devotion to the interests or culture of a particular nation including promoting the interests of one country over those of othersnationalist - devotion to the interests or culture of a particular nation including promoting the interests of one country over those of others; "nationalist aspirations"; "minor nationalistic differences"
national - limited to or in the interests of a particular nation; "national interests"; "isolationism is a strictly national policy"
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noun separatist, isolationist Plaid Cymru snatched victory for the nationalists in traditionally Labour constituencies.
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người theo chủ nghĩa dân tộc


A. ADJnacionalista
B. Nnacionalista mf
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nnationaliste mf
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nNationalist(in) m(f)
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1. adjnazionalista; (sympathies) → nazionalistico/a
2. nnazionalista m/f
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(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.
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مُنَاصِرٌ لِلْقَوْمِيَةِ nacionalista nationalist Nationalist εθνικιστής nacionalista nationalisti nationaliste nacionalist nazionalista 国家主義者 국수주의자 nationalist nasjonalist nacjonalista nacionalista националист nationalist คนรักชาติ ulusalcı người theo chủ nghĩa dân tộc 民族主义者
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A second glance showed him it was only a Nationalist paper, called The Guillotine, which every week showed one of its political opponents with rolling eyes and writhing features just after execution; for Valentin was an anti-clerical of some note.
Brayne would pour supplies into the impoverished and pugnacious Church of France; he would support six Nationalist newspapers like The Guillotine.
The mass of the crowd was Nationalist, and already in threatening uproar; and a minority of equally angry Intellectuals, led by Armagnac and Brun, only made the majority more militant.
However, a week ago, I called in a medical student, Kislorodoff, who is a Nationalist, an Atheist, and a Nihilist, by conviction, and that is why I had him.
Tim Ryan said white nationalists adore Trump as a white nationalist. "And that's the crux of the problem.
Addressing an election rally, she said the BJP leaders, who claim themselves to be nationalists, should respect martyrs irrespective of their caste.
KARACHI -- Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh for Information, Law and Anticorruption Barrister Murtaza Wahab has said that nationalists' politics in Sindh has been buried forever and added that conspiracies would let not be succeeded for disconnecting Sindh from mainstream politics.
Besides Taj Muhammad Khan Langah, he also represented Seraiki nationalists in the Pakistan Oppressed Nations Movement, an alliance of several nationalist parties.
Nationalists in particular wonder if this channel is being established as a means of trying to strengthen the union.
Except for a few nationalists, mostly opportunists joined Aftab Sherpao and they left him in times of crises, Rahimullah Yousufzai added, while pointing towards the MPAs who won elections on QWP tickets
DADU -- The activists of the JSM-Arisar recorded a protest demonstration against the arrest of the Sindhi nationalists outside the Dadu Press Club on Monday.
There are ideological divides between white nationalists and "cultural conservatives", but white nationalists tend to see their more moderate counterparts as gateways through which new recruits will be attracted