nationalistic nationalistic  /ˌnæ ʃə nə ˈlɪ stɪk/


  1. (adj) fanatically patriotic
  2. (adj) devotion to the interests or culture of a particular nation including promoting the interests of one country over those of others


  1. The most outward-looking generation in Chinese history is also turning out to be one of its most fiercely nationalistic full story The Ranks of Revolutionaries.
  2. But Chavez does give a face to the race and an impetus for nationalistic Brazilian politicians to vote for an increase in the military budget.
  3. This attitude reflects in part the intense nationalistic mood that now permeates Russia's political lite.


  1. Why Myanmar's hardline Buddhists are fans of the English Defence League

    Myanmar's Buddhist 969 movement and the nationalistic English Defence League are united by their provocative tactics and shared hatred of Islam.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: GlobalPost

  2. Shaunghui-Smithfield Deal Means China Wants American Pork: Surely This Is A Good Thing?

    There's nothing like the prospect of foreigners moving in on our homegrown bacon to get Americans riled up. Glance through the comments in any of last week's articles reporting of China's largest meat processor's deal to purchase Smithfield, the world's single largest pork producer, and you'll quickly note the absence of even-handed analysis amid an abundance of nationalistic rants laced with ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. "In this moment economic nationalism is neither economic nor nationalistic ...... what might be politically correct might be economically incorrect," Zoellick said. "The pull of national politics is very sharp but it's clear that the issues...
    on Feb 14, 2009 By: Robert Zoellick Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Most important to us are two things: one is the government formed reflects all the people who voted in the election; and secondly that it be a nationalistic, independent government. Iraq for Iraqis," said Lieberman.
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Joe Lieberman Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "If the Olympics were truly a nationalistic endeavor built on sport and part of the public domain, I would be willing to take risk and support their playing. What I don't like is that we lie to ourselves and pretend that the Olympians represent our...
    on Jun 17, 2008 By: Mark Cuban Source: Dallas Morning News

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