Meaning of “nationalism” in the English Dictionary

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"nationalism" in British English

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nationalismnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈnæʃ.ən.əl.ɪ.zəm/ /ˈnæʃ.nə.lɪ.zəm/ us /ˈnæʃ.ən.əl.ɪ.zəm/ /ˈnæʃ.nə.lɪ.zəm/

a nation's wish and attempt to be politically independent

a great or too great love of your own country:

The book documents the rise of the political right with its accompanying strands of nationalism and racism.

(Definition of “nationalism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nationalism" in American English

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nationalismnoun [ U ]

us /ˈnæʃ·ə·nəlˌɪz·əm/

social studies the feelings of affection and pride that people have for their country

politics & government Nationalism is also the desire for political independence in a country that is controlled by or part of another country:

The government is alarmed at the rise of nationalism among its ethnic minorities.

(Definition of “nationalism” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)