- spirit or aspirations common to the whole of a nation.
- devotion and loyalty to one's own country; patriotism.
- excessive patriotism; chauvinism.
- the desire for national advancement or political independence.
- the policy or doctrine of asserting the interests of one's own nation viewed as separate from the interests of other nations or the common interests of all nations.
- an idiom or trait peculiar to a nation.
- a movement, as in the arts, based upon the folk idioms, history, aspirations, etc., of a nation.
Origin of nationalism
Related Words for nationalismloyalty, nationalism, fanaticism, jingoism, allegiance, chauvinism, narrowness, zealotry, flag-waving, ethnocentricity
Examples from the Web for nationalism
Contemporary Examples of nationalism
Individual governments took the lead, bankrolling most of the process in the name of competition and nationalism.Luxembourg and China Team Up on Private Mission to the Moon
Matthew R. Francis
October 26, 2014
MZ and her siblings were raised nothing, really, except to be skeptical about nationalism and organized religion.
Btw, I'm not a fan of nationalism but happy Swiss day to you anyway.
Even in the smallest of Indian locales, the divisions of geography and nationalism are played out on a micro scale.The Real India Revealed
August 6, 2014
But properly channeled, nationalism and patriotism are matters of the heart that cut to our deepest ideas of who we are.The United States Needs Corporate 'Loyalty Oaths'
August 4, 2014
Historical Examples of nationalism
The freaks of nationalism are as remarkable as the freaks of internationalism.Mountain Meditations
Have we not sons to advance and daughters to marry in the world, and how much will Nationalism do for these?Lord Kilgobbin
It begins now to be plain as to what “tolerance” is to be in the millennial era of nationalism.
If that be nationalism, then, of course, we are all nationalists.
Take this feature away, and there is no nationalism left to even talk about.
- 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
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).
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.