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nationalist

[ nash-uh-nl-ist, nash-nuh-list ]
/ ˈnæʃ ə nl ɪst, ˈnæʃ nə lɪst /
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noun
a person devoted to nationalism.
(initial capital letter) a member of a political group advocating or fighting for national independence, a strong national government, etc.
adjective
Also na·tion·al·is·tic. of, relating to, or promoting nationalism: the beginnings of a nationalist movement.
(initial capital letter) of, relating to, or noting a political group advocating or fighting for national independence, a strong national government, etc.
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Origin of nationalist

First recorded in 1705–15; national + -ist

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