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jingoist

noun [C] uk   /ˈdʒɪŋ.ɡəʊ.ɪst/ us    /-ɡoʊ-/ disapproving
someone who believes that their own country is always best: He was a confirmed jingoist and would frequently speak about the dangers of Britain forming closer ties with the rest of Europe.
jingoistic
adjective uk   /ˌdʒɪŋ.ɡəʊˈɪs.tɪk/ us    /-ɡoʊ-/
Translations of “jingoist”
in Chinese (Traditional) 沙文主義者(相信自己國家永遠是最好的人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 沙文主义者(相信自己国家永远最好的人)…
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