spread-eagleism

noun

spread-ea·​gle·​ism
-əˌlizəm
plural -s
: bombastic and vainglorious boasting of the greatness of the U.S. : superpatriotism, flag-waving
resorted to some old-fashioned spread-eagleism and even demagogueryW. G. Carleton

Word History

Etymology

spread eagle + -ism

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“Spread-eagleism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spread-eagleism. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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