Associations to the word «Nationalism»

Wiktionary

NATIONALISM, noun. Patriotism; the idea of supporting one's country, people and culture.
NATIONALISM, noun. Support for the creation of a sovereign nation (which does not currently exist).
NATIONALISM, noun. Jingoism; the support of one nation's interests to the exclusion of others; the hatred of other nations.

Dictionary definition

NATIONALISM, noun. Love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it; "they rode the same wave of popular patriotism"; "British nationalism was in the air and patriotic sentiments ran high".
NATIONALISM, noun. The doctrine that your national culture and interests are superior to any other.
NATIONALISM, noun. The aspiration for national independence felt by people under foreign domination.
NATIONALISM, noun. The doctrine that nations should act independently (rather than collectively) to attain their goals.

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope