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NATIONALISM: Dictionary Entry and Meaning

Pronunciation:  'nashu`nlizum

Matching Terms:  nationalisation, nationalise, nationalist, Nationalist China, nationalist leader, nationalistic

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  1. [n]  love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it
  2. [n]  the doctrine that your national culture and interests are superior to any other
  3. [n]  the doctrine that nations should act independently (rather than collectively) to attain their goals
  4. [n]  the aspiration for national independence felt by people under foreign domination
 Synonyms: patriotism
 Antonyms: internationalism, multiculturalism
 See Also: ambition, Americanism, aspiration, chauvinism, doctrine, dream, ism, jingoism, loyalty, philosophy, school of thought, superpatriotism, ultranationalism



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Na"tion*al*ism\, n.
1. The state of being national; national attachment;

2. An idiom, trait, or character peculiar to any nation.

3. National independence; the principles of the Nationalists.

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