What is the definition of Nationalist?
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1. Devotion, especially excessive or undiscriminating devotion, to the interests or culture of a particular nation-state.
2. The belief that nations will benefit from acting independently rather than collectively, emphasizing national rather than international goals.
3. The belief that a particular cultural or ethnic group constitutes a distinct people deserving of political self-determination.
na′tion·al·ist adj. & n.
na·tion·al·ist | \ˈnash-nə-list,
Definition of nationalist
(Entry 1 of 2)
1 : an advocate of or believer in nationalism
2 : a member of a political party or group advocating national independence or strong national government
Definition of nationalist (Entry 2 of 2)
1 : of, relating to, or advocating nationalism
2 : of, relating to, or being a political group advocating or associated with nationalism