hy·​per·​na·​tion·​al·​is·​tic ˌhī-pər-ˌnash-nə-ˈli-stik How to pronounce hypernationalistic (audio)
variants or hyper-nationalistic
: extremely or excessively nationalistic
… a frequent font of rousing, hypernationalistic sentiments.Andrew Meier

Examples of hypernationalistic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the eight subsequent years, Mr. Xi has pursued an expansive, hypernationalistic vision of China’s future, displaying a desire for control and a talent for political maneuvering. Jeremy Page, WSJ, 23 Dec. 2020 Those entreaties are unlikely to satisfy Xi, who has cultivated a hypernationalistic mood at home and is likely to feel compelled to respond forcefully to demonstrate Chinese resolve. Lily Kuo, Washington Post, 3 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypernationalistic was in 1921

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“Hypernationalistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypernationalistic. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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