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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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  • They do want to inspire patriotism, but a critical patriotism, not a jingoistic one.
  • It isn't a jingoistic game about patriotism and winning the war in the name of all that is pure and righteous.
  • Many economists and foreign governments decried the provision as inefficient and jingoistic.
  • There was a kind of jingoistic nationalism to media coverage.
  • It is not, as its name might suggest, a jingoistic flag-waving parade of provincialism.
  • Australians are sick of their jingoistic and cynical electioneering tactics.
  • Inevitably, the responses are thoughtless jingoistic nonsense.
  • There are many jingoistic folks on both sides of the border.
  • Unfettered patriotism has led to all sorts of jingoistic nonsense.
  • If educators teach it narrowly as jingoistic, uncritical self-praise of the nation, then such instruction is wrong.
British Dictionary definitions for jingoistic

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 jingoistic

jingoism

n.

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

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jingoistic 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 jingoistic

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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