isolationism

noun iso·la·tion·ism \ ˌī-sə-ˈlā-shə-ˌni-zəm also ˌi- \

Definition of isolationism

:a policy of national isolation by abstention from alliances and other international political and economic relations

isolationist

play \ˌī-sə-ˈlā-sh(ə-)nist also ˌi-\ noun or adjective

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First Known Use of isolationism

1919


ISOLATIONISM Defined for English Language Learners

isolationism

noun

Definition of isolationism for English Language Learners

  • : the belief that a country should not be involved with other countries : a policy of not making agreements or working with other countries



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