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flag-waving

[flag-wey-ving] /ˈflægˌweɪ vɪŋ/
noun
1.
an ostentatiously emotional display of patriotism or factionalism.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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Examples for flag-waving
  • In smaller markets, where officials fret about business migrating to bigger financial centres, there is more flag-waving.
  • Sure, there had been plenty of flag-waving during the previous games.
  • They object to the flag-waving patriotism of those of us who call ourselves patriots.
  • The student-body senate later condemned the flag-waving by an overwhelming majority.
British Dictionary definitions for flag-waving

flag-waving

noun
1.
(informal)
  1. an emotional appeal or display intended to arouse patriotic or nationalistic feeling
  2. (as modifier) a flag-waving speech
Derived Forms
flag-waver, noun
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