Definition of nationalism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈnæʃnəlɪzəm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnæʃnəlɪzəm//
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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
  3. Extra examples a 19th-century resurgence of Finnish nationalism a tide of militant nationalism The war was fuelled by aggressive nationalism and feelings of cultural superiority.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nationalism