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nationalist

noun na·tion·al·ist \ ˈnash-nə-list , ˈna-shə-nə-list \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of nationalist

1 : an advocate of or believer in nationalism
2 : a member of a political party or group advocating national independence or strong national government

Examples of nationalist in a Sentence

  1. a staunch nationalist who favored any policy that would give the country more power in the international arena

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First Known Use of nationalist

1715

nationalist Synonyms


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nationalist

adjective

Definition of nationalist

1 : of, relating to, or advocating nationalism
2 : of, relating to, or being a political group advocating or associated with nationalism

Examples of nationalist in a Sentence

  1. The country's Nationalist Party won the election.

  2. a nationalist rant against the immigrants supposedly flooding the country

Recent Examples of nationalist from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'nationalist.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of nationalist

1884


NATIONALIST Defined for English Language Learners

nationalist

noun

Definition of nationalist for English Language Learners

  • : a supporter of or believer in nationalism

  • : a member of a political group that wants to form a separate and independent nation


nationalist

adjective

Definition of nationalist for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to nationalism

  • : of or relating to a political group that wants to form a separate and independent nation


NATIONALIST Defined for Kids

nationalist

noun na·tion·al·ist \ ˈna-shə-nə-list \

Definition of nationalist for Students

: a person who believes that his or her country is better and more important than other countries


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