nationalism

[nash-uh-nl-iz-uh m, nash-nuh-liz-]
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noun


Nearby words

  1. national trust,
  2. national unity government,
  3. national war labor board,
  4. national weather service,
  5. nationalise,
  6. nationalist,
  7. nationalist china,
  8. nationalistic,
  9. nationality,
  10. nationalization

Origin of nationalism

First recorded in 1830–40; national + -ism

Related formsan·ti·na·tion·al·ism, nounnon·na·tion·al·ism, nounpro·na·tion·al·ism, nounsem·i·na·tion·al·ism, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for anti-nationalism

nationalism

noun

a sentiment based on common cultural characteristics that binds a population and often produces a policy of national independence or separatism
loyalty or devotion to one's country; patriotism
exaggerated, passionate, or fanatical devotion to a national communitySee also chauvinism
Derived Formsnationalist, noun, adjectivenationalistic, adjective

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Word Origin and History for anti-nationalism

nationalism

n.

1844, "devotion to one's country;" see nationalist + -ism; in some usages from French nationalisme. Earlier it was used in a theological sense of "the doctrine of divine election of nations" (1836). Later it was used in a sense of "doctrine advocating nationalization of a country's industry" (1892).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture definitions for anti-nationalism

nationalism

The strong belief that the interests of a particular nation-state are of primary importance. Also, the belief that a people who share a common language, history, and culture should constitute an independent nation, free of foreign domination.

Note

Nationalism is opposed to colonialism and imperialism.

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