na·​tion·​al·​is·​tic ˌna-sh(ə-)nə-ˈli-stik How to pronounce nationalistic (audio)
: of, favoring, or characterized by nationalism
nationalistic election speeches
nationalistically adverb

Examples of nationalistic in a Sentence

the political party's nationalistic ideology a nationalistic display of the country's flag at all civic events
Recent Examples on the Web In December 2022, a day before the new government was sworn in, Netanyahu issued a list of goals and priorities for his new cabinet, including a clear statement that the nationalistic ideology of his new allies was now the government’s guiding star. Mark Mazzetti Jonathan Davis Anna Diamond David Mason, New York Times, 16 May 2024 Sometimes anxiety about decline can lead toward nationalistic and protectionist policies that do us more harm than good. TIME, 17 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for nationalistic 

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of nationalistic was in 1855

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“Nationalistic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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