internationalism

noun
in·​ter·​na·​tion·​al·​ism | \ ˌin-tər-ˈnash-nə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce internationalism (audio) , -ˈna-shə-nə-ˌli-zəm \

Definition of internationalism

1 : international character, principles, interests, or outlook
2a : a policy of cooperation among nations
b : an attitude or belief favoring such a policy

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Other Words from internationalism

internationalist \ ˌin-​tər-​ˈnash-​nə-​list How to pronounce internationalism (audio) , -​ˈna-​shə-​nə-​list \ noun or adjective

Examples of internationalism in a Sentence

a proponent of economic internationalism
Recent Examples on the Web Their subtitled conversations give the film a veil of internationalism, despite its ultimately overwhelming Americentrism. Dalí Adekunle, refinery29.com, 16 June 2021 Their subtitled conversations give the film a veil of internationalism, despite its ultimately overwhelming Americentrism. Dalí Adekunle, refinery29.com, 16 June 2021 Their subtitled conversations give the film a veil of internationalism, despite its ultimately overwhelming Americentrism. Dalí Adekunle, refinery29.com, 15 June 2021 Unfortunately, Cuba’s medical internationalism is not being applauded by the Trump administration. Gary Prevost, Star Tribune, 9 Oct. 2020 That internationalism is what has turned European soccer, over the last 30 years, into a global obsession. New York Times, 22 Apr. 2021 Einstein hoped that internationalism, rather, might pave the way for a more just and peaceful world. Dan Falk, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Apr. 2021 The existence of the organization confirmed their belief that increasing internationalism represented one more step on the road to Antichrist rule. Matthew Avery Sutton, The New Republic, 14 Jan. 2021 For violence and repression and exploitation, internationalism is the antidote, always. Vinson Cunningham, Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of internationalism

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Internationalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/internationalism. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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internationalism

noun

English Language Learners Definition of internationalism

: the belief that it is good for different countries to work together

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