Definitions for: Nationalism


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



Webster (1913) Definition: Na"tion*al*ism, n.
1. The state of being national; national attachment;
nationality.

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

3. National independence; the principles of the Nationalists.

Synonyms: patriotism

Antonyms: internationalism, multiculturalism

See Also: ambition, Americanism, aspiration, chauvinism, doctrine, dream, ism, jingoism, loyalty, philosophy, school of thought, superpatriotism, ultranationalism

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