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isolationist

[ahy-suh-ley-shuh-nist, is-uh-] /ˌaɪ səˈleɪ ʃə nɪst, ˌɪs ə-/
noun
1.
a person who favors or works for isolationism.
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or characteristic of isolationists or isolationism:
to be accused of isolationist sympathies.
Origin of isolationist
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism; isolation + -ist
Related forms
anti-isolationist, noun, adjective
unisolationist, adjective
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  • But gradually they came to accept Harry's isolationist ways as the norm—at least, for him.

    This Crowded Earth Robert Bloch
Word Origin and History for isolationist

in reference to U.S. foreign policy, 1899 (earlier in reference to treatment of leprosy), from isolation + -ist. Isolationism is attested by 1922.

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