ul·​tra·​na·​tion·​al·​ism ˌəl-trə-ˈnash-nə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce ultranationalism (audio)
: radical loyalty and devotion to a nation : extreme nationalism
supporters of ultranationalism
ˌəl-trə-ˈnash-nə-list How to pronounce ultranationalism (audio)
plural ultranationalists
a rally attended by hundreds of ultranationalists
ultranationalist adjective
or less commonly ultranationalistic
ˌəl-trə-ˌnash-nə-ˈli-stik How to pronounce ultranationalism (audio)
ultranationalist groups/views
an ultranationalistic movement

Examples of ultranationalism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At least in the bubble of far-right social media, those baseless claims will continue to be aired and may give life to Trump’s next act out of office as a driver of resentful ultranationalism among the Republican base. Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2020 But the process of editing these few words was long and complicated, offering lessons on the pitfalls and continued promise of decentralized knowledge in the era of disinformation, with some possible insights about Polish ultranationalism. Asaf Shalev, sun-sentinel.com, 8 June 2021 What remained of independent news media, politics and culture — voices that had survived other crackdowns by Mr. Putin — all but evaporated, replaced by a militant ultranationalism piped through state television. Steven Erlanger, New York Times, 24 Aug. 2022 The attacks and harassment are emblematic of the rising tide of ultranationalism sweeping through social media in China, which has silenced many of the country's more liberal and moderate voices online. Nectar Gan, CNN, 30 July 2021 Other ludicrous ideologies include ultranationalism, and hypercapitalism, because your character isn’t sane enough to possess a normal political opinion. Laurence Russell, Wired, 7 June 2021 When Segre began sharing her story, the European Union was widely seen as a bulwark against the resurgence of ultranationalism. Cnaan Liphshiz, sun-sentinel.com, 7 Apr. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ultranationalism was in 1856

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“Ultranationalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultranationalism. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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