Definition of jingoism in English:

jingoism

noun

derogatory
  • [mass noun] Extreme patriotism, especially in the form of aggressive or warlike foreign policy:

    ‘the popular jingoism that swept the lower–middle classes’
    • ‘Rather it is all about the chauvinism and political jingoism that go with such sports these days.’
    • ‘The film functions best in its role as a critique of militarism, jingoism and fundamentalism.’
    • ‘But do any American governors actually believe in this sort of jingoism, or do they just affect to do so for political purposes?’
    • ‘The Irish way is the difference between patriotism and jingoism.’
    • ‘Flag-waving, jingoism and professional sports go hand in hand.’
    • ‘How would he differentiate between patriotism and jingoism; internationalism and xenophobia?’
    • ‘And yet, her perspective is not one of romantic jingoism about tradition either.’
    • ‘It could be construed as proof of the decline of society into simple jingoism.’
    • ‘Since when is celebrating an Olympic victory jingoism?’
    • ‘So it would be a dire mistake to allow, by default, jingoism to become synonymous with patriotism and the American spirit.’
    • ‘Will belligerency and jingoism solve the issues and problems the two countries face?’
    • ‘Isn't this about the potential compatibility or incompatibility of paganism and jingoism, not patriotism at all?’
    • ‘Behind the crude market-value jingoism, there was a second argument as to the role of the media.’
    • ‘Advani's personal stamp on Hindutva is the shift he engineered in its strategy from cultural nationalism to religious jingoism.’
    • ‘We cannot afford misrepresentation of the facts, jingoism and warmongering in the media.’
    • ‘Mindless jingoism is often mistaken for patriotism in this country and that's wrong.’
    • ‘It is not jingoism or knee-jerk flag-waving; it's real and true and good.’
    • ‘Perhaps the mawkishness and jingoism of the popular culture prevailing in those days is as distasteful as the shallowness of our own.’
    • ‘The intervening time has seen a remarkable amount of rumormongering, jingoism, blind adherence to rumor, and armchair patriotism.’
    • ‘Let managers and shareholders make their own choices, based on sound business judgment, not on fear, jingoism or just bad economics.’
    extreme patriotism, blind patriotism, chauvinism, extreme nationalism, flag-waving, excessive loyalty to one's country, xenophobia
    isolationism, sectarianism
    hawkishness, militarism, warmongering, belligerence, bellicosity
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Pronunciation:

jingoism

/ˈdʒɪŋɡəʊɪz(ə)m/