nationalistic

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adjective na·tion·al·is·tic \ˌnash-nə-ˈli-stik, ˌna-shə-nə-ˈli-stik\

Definition of nationalistic

  1. 1 :  of, favoring, or characterized by nationalism nationalistic election speeches

  2. 2 :  national 1

nationalistically

play \ˌnash-nə-ˈli-sti-k(ə-)lē, ˌna-shə-nə-ˈli-sti-\ adverb

Examples of nationalistic in a Sentence

  1. the political party's nationalistic ideology

  2. a nationalistic display of the country's flag at all civic events

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First Known Use of nationalistic

1855


NATIONALISTIC Defined for English Language Learners

nationalistic

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Definition of nationalistic for English Language Learners

  • : relating to or showing a belief that your country is better and more important than other countries



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