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jingoism

[jing-goh-iz-uh m] /ˈdʒɪŋ goʊˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
the spirit, policy, or practice of jingoes; bellicose chauvinism.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; jingo + -ism
Related forms
jingoish, adjective
jingoist, noun, adjective
jingoistic, adjective
jingoistically, adverb
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Examples for jingoism
  • The jingoism of many of the commercials was a reason watching them became so tiring, and tiresome.
  • By the way, jingoism is the favorite ideology for people too dim-witted to think beyond self-satisfied pride in their own skin.
  • Prejudice and jingoism need to be replaced by empathy and critical thought.
  • Don't deprive students of this with another wave of jingoism.
  • They have instead become a showcase for the host countries, jingoism at its best.
  • To those even remotely sensitive to political realities, any public display of mourning flirts with tacky jingoism.
  • Unnecessary bellicosity and jingoism is detrimental to peace and prosperity, and incites unnecessary confrontation.
  • Your jingoism is getting in the way of the concept of liberty.
British Dictionary definitions for jingoism

jingoism

/ˈdʒɪŋɡəʊˌɪzəm/
noun
1.
the belligerent spirit or foreign policy of jingoes; chauvinism
Derived Forms
jingoist, noun, adjective
jingoistic, adjective
jingoistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for jingoism
n.

1878, from jingo + -ism. Related: Jingoist; jingoistic.

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jingoism in Culture

jingoism definition


Extreme and emotional nationalism, or chauvinism, often characterized by an aggressive foreign policy, accompanied by an eagerness to wage war.

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Encyclopedia Article for jingoism

an attitude of belligerent nationalism, the English equivalent of the term chauvinism. The term apparently originated in England during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78 when the British Mediterranean squadron was sent to Gallipoli to restrain Russia and war fever was aroused. Supporters of the British government's policy toward Russia came to be called jingoes as a result of the phrase "by jingo," which appeared in the refrain of a popular song:We don't want to fight, yet by jingo, if we do,We've got the ships, we've got the men,And got the money, too!

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