Balkanism

noun
Bal·​kan·​ism | \-ˌnizəm\
plural -s

Definition of Balkanism 

1 : the quality or state of being balkanized a country fated to endure a century of Balkanism

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Learn More about Balkanism

Dictionary Entries near Balkanism

balk

Balkan

Balkan grippe

Balkanism

Balkanite

balkanize

Balkan pine

Statistics for Balkanism

Look-up Popularity

Comments on Balkanism

What made you want to look up Balkanism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

full of whispering sounds

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!