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[jing-goh-iz-uh m] /ˈdʒɪŋ goʊˌɪz əm/
the spirit, policy, or practice of jingoes; bellicose chauvinism.
Origin of jingoism
1875-80; jingo + -ism
Related forms
jingoish, adjective
jingoist, noun, adjective
jingoistic, adjective
jingoistically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for jingoistic
  • 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


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



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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