Definition of Nationalism

1. Noun. Love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it. "British nationalism was in the air and patriotic sentiments ran high"

Exact synonyms: Patriotism
Generic synonyms: Loyalty, Trueness
Specialized synonyms: Americanism, Chauvinism, Jingoism, Superpatriotism, Ultranationalism
Derivative terms: Nationalist, Nationalistic, Patriotic

2. Noun. The doctrine that your national culture and interests are superior to any other.

3. Noun. The aspiration for national independence felt by people under foreign domination.
Generic synonyms: Ambition, Aspiration, Dream
Derivative terms: Nationalist

4. Noun. The doctrine that nations should act independently (rather than collectively) to attain their goals.

Definition of Nationalism

1. n. The state of being national; national attachment; nationality.

Definition of Nationalism

1. Noun. The idea of supporting one's country and culture. ¹

2. Noun. Supporting a national identity when it does not exist as a sovereign nation, for example, Basque nationalism, Kurdish nationalism. ¹

3. Noun. jingoism. The support of one nation's interests to the exclusion of others. ¹

4. Noun. patriotism. ¹

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Definition of Nationalism

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nationalism

national security
national service
national socialism
national socialist
national trading policy
national treasure
national treasures
nationalism (current term)
nationalist leader

Literary usage of Nationalism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Fractured Continent: Latin America in Close-Up by Willard Leon Beaulac (1980)
"Carlton JH Hayes, an early and eminent student of nationalism, ... He maintained that it was sparked by nationalism, by the new national rivalries that had ..."

2. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1891)
"321) he. declares that," nationalism, freely chosen, would be the murder of liberty, and social suicide." To which the usually impartial editor cries Amen, ..."

3. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1890)
"nationalism is a fad like Fourierism, and it will be forgotten after the book ... If " nationalism" were the vogue of one season, it would not make the stir ..."

4. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1911)
"nationalism and popular rule. T. Roosevelt. nationalism and special privilège. T. Roosevelt. ... nationalism and nationality. Population of the «täte. ..."

5. Young India: An Interpretation and a History of the Nationalist Movement by Lajpat Rai (1916)
"There can be no doubt that Indian nationalism is receiving a great deal of support from the world- forces operating outside of ..."

6. Nation Against State: A New Approach to Ethnic Conflicts and the Decline of by Gidon Gottlieb (1993)
"179) The linguistic criterion of nationhood is considered at some length in Anthony D. Smith, nationalism, Theories of nationalism (New York: Harper & Row, ..."

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