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The advocacy or practice of separation of a certain group of people from a larger body on the basis of ethnicity, religion, or gender.‘French Canadian separatism’
dissension, dissent, dissidence, blasphemy, nonconformity, unorthodoxy, heterodoxy, apostasy, freethinking, schism, factionView synonyms
- ‘The program of separatism is completely dependent upon winning the support of the Western powers.’
- ‘Perhaps separatism is the result of a corrupt and arrogant government as is the case now.’
- ‘The situation has become increasingly tense as street protests, ethnic conflict and armed separatism have emerged across the nation.’
- ‘For one thing, to treat separatism as terrorism is a gross mistake.’
- ‘There was no political separatism in France during this period, only a cultural regionalism that was entirely compatible with national unity.’
- ‘Would the member please withdraw the comment he made about advocating separatism.’
- ‘Secondly, he feared separatism and sectarianism.’
- ‘Indonesian leaders recognized the possibility of ethnic and regional separatism from the beginning of the republic.’
- ‘Among the most common of these are ethnic separatism and communal violence.’
- ‘Most Iraqis and neighboring countries have objected to the proposal, fearing ethnic separatism.’
- ‘The new president inherits a nation torn by ethnic violence and separatism.’
- ‘And this is what extended terrorism and separatism to others in the most sensitive area of our country.’
- ‘Among the few black organizations that actively opposed the war effort was the Nation of Islam, a small Islamic group advocating racial separatism.’
- ‘Islamic radicals taking up the cause of Chechen separatism are the latest dissenters to be heard from.’
- ‘The Liberals also do very well on the economy, terrorism, leadership and separatism.’
- ‘But it is only in the past 40 years that separatism has entered the political mainstream.’
- ‘The curse of nationalism and religious separatism has to be recognised and accepted as a force.’
- ‘It borrowed phrases from Marxism to cover over its reactionary nationalist programme, which included ethnic separatism.’
- ‘At first a strong advocate of Black separatism, he was prepared to condone violence as a means of self-defence.’
- ‘Moreover, it noted the organization law prohibits civic groups from advocating communism or separatism.’
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