glob·​al·​ism | \ ˈglō-bə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce globalism (audio) \

Definition of globalism

: a national policy of treating the whole world as a proper sphere for political influence — compare imperialism, internationalism

Other Words from globalism

globalist \ ˈglō-​bə-​list How to pronounce globalism (audio) \ noun

Examples of globalism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During the course of the current pandemic crisis, received wisdom about globalism and free-market economics—indeed capitalism itself—has taken a heavy beating. John R. Macarthur, Harper’s Magazine , 7 Dec. 2021 Xi's Glasgow no-show with his confident, in-person defense of globalism at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2017. Clay Chandler And Grady Mcgregor, Fortune, 9 Nov. 2021 Director Jessica Kingdon sets her camera in China, peers behind the curtain of globalism and reveals the universality of worker’s struggles. Roxana Hadadi, Los Angeles Times, 7 Oct. 2021 Her rejection of globalism went smaller than nationalism. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 12 Aug. 2021 Once again, this is a cause for celebration in most respects, but democratization and globalism taken together have enlarged the social sphere in which people seek out status to an altogether oppressive degree. Cameron Hilditch, National Review, 24 July 2021 If this is Hollywood’s idea of diversity and globalism, no thanks. Armond White, National Review, 25 June 2021 Such relationships are not easily or willingly unwound — another aspect of the reservations many of these countries retain with respect to the durability of the Biden form of globalism. David A. Andelman, CNN, 11 June 2021 So much of his agenda—anti-immigration, anti-trade, anti-globalism in all its forms—diverged so dramatically from traditional pro-business Republicanism. Howard Gleckman, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of globalism

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Globalism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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