Definition of nationalism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    nationalism

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈnæʃənəˌlɪzəm//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1the desire by a group of people who share the same race, culture, language, etc. to form an independent country Scottish nationalism
  2. 2(sometimes disapproving) a feeling of love for and pride in your country; a feeling that your country is better than any other
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: nationalism