Definitions for jingoismˈdʒɪŋ goʊˌɪz əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jin•go•ismˈdʒɪŋ goʊˌɪz əm(n.)

  1. the spirit, policy, or practice of jingoes; bellicose chauvinism.

    Category: Western History

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flag waving, jingoism(noun)

    an appeal intended to arouse patriotic emotions

  2. chauvinism, jingoism, superpatriotism, ultranationalism(noun)

    fanatical patriotism


  1. jingoism(Noun)

    Excessive patriotism or aggressive nationalism especially with regards to foreign policy.

  2. jingoism(Noun)

    A jingoistic attitude, comment, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jingoism(noun)

    the policy of the Jingoes, so called. See Jingo, 2


  1. Jingoism

    Jingoism is extreme patriotism in the form of aggressive foreign policy. In practice, it is a country's advocation of the use of threats or actual force against other countries in order to safeguard what it perceives as its national interests. Colloquially, it refers to excessive bias in judging one's own country as superior to others—an extreme type of nationalism. The term originated in Britain, expressing a pugnacious attitude toward Russia in the 1870s, and appeared in the American press by 1893.


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