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neu·tral·ism

 (no͞o′trə-lĭz′əm, nyo͞o′-)
n.
1. The state of being neutral; neutrality.
2. A political policy or advocacy of nonalignment or noninvolvement in conflicting alliances and of attempting to mediate or conciliate in conflicts between states: "Neutralism differs from neutrality in that it is an attitude of mind in time of peace rather than a legal status in time of war" (London Times).

neu′tral·ist adj. & n.
neu′tral·is′tic adj.

neutralism

(ˈnjuːtrəˌlɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in international affairs) the policy, practice, or attitude of neutrality, noninvolvement, or nonalignment with power blocs
ˈneutralist n, adj

neu•tral•ism

(ˈnu trəˌlɪz əm, ˈnyu-)

n.
1. the policy of neutrality in foreign affairs.
2. the theory that some changes in evolution are governed by chance mutations rather than natural selection.
[1570–80]

neutralism

the practice or policy of remaining neutral in foreign affairs. — neutralist, n.
See also: Politics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neutralism - a policy of neutrality or nonalignment in international affairs
foreign policy - a policy governing international relations
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neutralism

[ˈnjuːtrəlɪzəm] Nneutralismo m

neutralism

nNeutralismus m
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This metaphysical thesis, "object projectivism," is developed subsequent to the development of a logico-linguistic thesis, "quantifier neutralism," which says (roughly) that our uses of quantifiers don't force us to accept the reality of any objects.
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He was expelled as a leader in the Italian Socialist Party called PSI in 1912 on account of his anti-party acts through his advocacy of a military intervention, rather than the neutralism which the PSI stood for.
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Offering his take on The Closing of the American Mind in an interview conducted in 1988, Hayden argued that Bloom "is right to say that specialization goes too far, that objectivity masks a moral neutralism, that the teaching and counseling of undergraduates is often under-emphasized." To Hayden, these and other flaws in American colleges and universities that Bloom pinpointed "were among the very causes of the early student movement." (16) Bloom briefly noted this correspondence of views in his book: "The first university disruptions at Berkeley," he wrote, "were explicitly directed against the university smorgasbord and, I must confess, momentarily and partially engaged my sympathies." (17) Of course, no one would mistake Bloom for a student radical.
Guerrero was accused of "preaching neutralism," taboo for the Americans who had earlier denied President Quezon's request that the Philippines be declared neutral during WW II.