neu·​tral·​ism | \ ˈnü-trə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce neutralism (audio) , ˈnyü- \

Definition of neutralism

2 : a policy or the advocacy of neutrality especially in international affairs

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Other Words from neutralism

neutralist \ ˈnü-​trə-​list How to pronounce neutralism (audio) , ˈnyü-​ \ noun
neutralistic \ ˌnü-​trə-​ˈli-​stik How to pronounce neutralism (audio) , ˌnyü-​ \ adjective

Examples of neutralism in a Sentence

his neutralism in the matter is questionable, since he owns thousands of shares in the company
Recent Examples on the Web Globalizing impulses helped bring about a flourishing of neutralism. Leo Robson, The New Yorker, "How We Watch Soccer Now," 5 Dec. 2016

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First Known Use of neutralism

1579, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of neutralism was in 1579

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“Neutralism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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