nationalism

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EtymologyEdit

From French nationalisme. Surface etymology is national +‎ -ism.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈnæʃənəlɪzəm/
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NounEdit

nationalism (countable and uncountable, plural nationalisms)

  1. Patriotism; the idea of supporting one's country, people or culture.
    • 2017, Meir Litvak, 'Constructing Nationalism in Iran':
      Following the 1979 Revolution, Khomeini came out against nationalism.
  2. Support for the creation of a sovereign nation (which does not currently exist).
    Basque nationalism
    Kurdish nationalism
  3. (Britain, Ireland) Support for the union of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

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  • sectionalism; any geopolitical group pursuing its own interest

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