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NATIONALISM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nationalism mean? 

NATIONALISM (noun)
  The noun NATIONALISM has 4 senses:

1. love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it
2. the doctrine that your national culture and interests are superior to any other
3. the aspiration for national independence felt by people under foreign domination
4. the doctrine that nations should act independently (rather than collectively) to attain their goals

  Familiarity information: NATIONALISM used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


NATIONALISM (noun)


Sense 1nationalism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

nationalism; patriotism

Context examples:

they rode the same wave of popular patriotism / British nationalism was in the air and patriotic sentiments ran high

Hypernyms ("nationalism" is a kind of...):

loyalty; trueness (the quality of being loyal)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "nationalism"):

Americanism (loyalty to the USA and its institutions)

chauvinism; jingoism; superpatriotism; ultranationalism (fanatical patriotism)


Sense 2nationalism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The doctrine that your national culture and interests are superior to any other

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("nationalism" is a kind of...):

doctrine; ism; philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought (a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school)

Antonym:

internationalism (the doctrine that nations should cooperate because their common interests are more important than their differences)

multiculturalism (the doctrine that several different cultures (rather than one national culture) can coexist peacefully and equitably in a single country)


Sense 3nationalism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The aspiration for national independence felt by people under foreign domination

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Hypernyms ("nationalism" is a kind of...):

ambition; aspiration; dream (a cherished desire)


Sense 4nationalism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The doctrine that nations should act independently (rather than collectively) to attain their goals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("nationalism" is a kind of...):

doctrine; ism; philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought (a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school)

Antonym:

internationalism (the doctrine that nations should cooperate because their common interests are more important than their differences)


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