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nationalist

noun [C] uk   /ˈnæʃ.ən.əl.ɪst/ /ˈnæʃ.nə.lɪst/ us  
a person who wants their country to be politically independentColonisation and self-governmentPatriotism and nationalism a person who strongly believes their country is better than others: violent protests by nationalists

nationalist

adjective uk   /ˈnæʃ.ən.əl.ɪst/ /ˈnæʃ.nə.lɪst/ us  
wanting your country to be politically independent: a nationalist movementSystems of government strongly believing that your country is better than others: racist and nationalist parties
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