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nationalist

[nash-uh-nl-ist, nash-nuh-list] /ˈnæʃ ə nl ɪst, ˈnæʃ nə lɪst/
noun
1.
a person devoted to nationalism.
2.
(initial capital letter) a member of a political group advocating or fighting for national independence, a strong national government, etc.
adjective
3.
Also, nationalistic. of, relating to, or promoting nationalism:
the beginnings of a nationalist movement.
4.
(initial capital letter) of, relating to, or noting a political group advocating or fighting for national independence, a strong national government, etc.
Origin of nationalist
1705-1715
First recorded in 1705-15; national + -ist
Related forms
nationalistically, adverb
antinationalist, noun, adjective
antinationalistic, adjective
antinationalistically, adverb
hypernationalistic, adjective
nonnationalistic, adjective
nonnationalistically, adverb
pronationalist, adjective, noun
pronationalistic, adjective
quasi-nationalistic, adjective
seminationalistic, adjective
unnationalistic, adjective
unnationalistically, adverb
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  • It was patriotic, nationalistic, and conservative, rather than strictly religious.

  • But it is conceivable that this may be done without a resort to nationalistic socialism.

    The Arena Various
  • The effect of this work upon the nationalistic feeling was very great.

  • Let us look at a few of the native incongruities and logical fallacies of this nationalistic position.

    Principles of Political Economy

    Arthur Latham Perry
  • This, together with their nationalistic training and education, renders the assimilation of the Japanese exceedingly difficult.

Word Origin and History for nationalistic

nationalist

n.

"one devoted to his nation," 1715, from national in a now obsolete sense of "patriotic" (1711) + -ist. Related: Nationalistic; nationalistically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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