tribalism

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noun trib·al·ism \ -bə-ˌli-zəm \

Definition of tribalism

1 :tribal consciousness and loyalty; especially :exaltation of the tribe above other groups
2 :strong in-group loyalty

Examples of tribalism in a Sentence

  1. Tribalism within the group is strong.

  2. the corrupting influence of tribalism

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First Known Use of tribalism

1861


TRIBALISM Defined for English Language Learners

tribalism

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Definition of tribalism for English Language Learners

  • : loyalty to a tribe or other social group especially when combined with strong negative feelings for people outside the group



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