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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 of jingoism
1875-1880
1875-80; jingo + -ism
Related forms
jingoish, adjective
jingoist, noun, adjective
jingoistic, adjective
jingoistically, adverb
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  • He knew the game well, and was able to inspire a keenness that was not jingoistic.

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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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