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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 ​politicallyindependent
a ​great or too ​greatlove of ​your own ​country: The ​bookdocuments the ​rise of the ​politicalright with ​itsaccompanyingstrands of nationalism and ​racism.
(Definition of nationalism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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nationalismnoun [U]

 us   /ˈnæʃ·ə·nəlˌɪz·əm/
social studies the ​feelings of ​affection and ​pride that ​people have for ​theircountry
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 ​itsethnicminorities.
(Definition of nationalism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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