Definitions for nativistic

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

na•tiv•ismˈneɪ tɪˌvɪz əm(n.)

  1. the policy of protecting the interests of native inhabitants against those of immigrants.

  2. the policy or practice of preserving or reviving an indigenous culture.

    Category: Anthropology

  3. the doctrine that certain knowledge, ideas, behavior, or capacities exist innately.

    Category: Philosphy, Language/Linguistics, Psychology

Origin of nativism:

1835–45, Amer.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. nativist, nativistic(adj)

    advocating the perpetuation of native societies

    "the old nativist prejudice against the foreign businessman"; "the nativistic faith preaches the old values"- C.K.Kluckhohn

  2. nativist, nativistic(adj)

    of or relating to or advocating nativism

    "nativist theories"; "the traditional controversy between the nativistic and empiristic theories"


  1. nativistic(Adjective)

    In agreement with the philosophy of nativism.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nativistic(adj)

    relating to nativism


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