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1nationalist

noun na·tion·al·ist \-list\

: a supporter of or believer in nationalism

: a member of a political group that wants to form a separate and independent nation

Full Definition of NATIONALIST

1
:  an advocate of or believer in nationalism
2
:  a member of a political party or group advocating national independence or strong national government

Examples of NATIONALIST

  1. <a staunch nationalist who favored any policy that would give the country more power in the international arena>

First Known Use of NATIONALIST

1715

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

2nationalist

adjective

: of or relating to nationalism

: of or relating to a political group that wants to form a separate and independent nation

Full Definition of NATIONALIST

1
:  of, relating to, or advocating nationalism
2
:  of, relating to, or being a political group advocating or associated with nationalism

Examples of NATIONALIST

  1. The country's Nationalist Party won the election.
  2. <a nationalist rant against the immigrants supposedly flooding the country>

First Known Use of NATIONALIST

1884

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism
NATIONALIST Defined for Kids

nationalist

noun na·tion·al·ist \ˈna-shə-nə-list\

Definition of NATIONALIST for Kids

:  a person who believes that his or her country is better and more important than other countries

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