exceptionalism

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noun ex·cep·tion·al·ism \ik-ˈsep-shnə-ˌli-zəm, -shə-nə-\

Definition of exceptionalism

  1. :  the condition of being different from the norm; also :  a theory expounding the exceptionalism especially of a nation or region

exceptionalist

play \ik-ˈsep-shnə-list, -shə-nə-\ adjective

1929

First Known Use of exceptionalism

1929

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