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Word of the Month ~ Jingoism February 14, 2009

Filed under: Palabra del Mes — profesoraingles @ 1:29 pm
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jingoism |ˈji ng gōˌizəm|
noun chiefly derogatory
extreme patriotism, esp. in the form of aggressive or warlike foreign policy.
a strong belief that your own country is better than others – used to show disapproval:
a mood of warlike jingoism.
DERIVATIVES
jingoist noun
jingoistic |ˌji ng gōˈistik| adjective

Thesaurus
jingoism
noun
a newspaper known for its jingoism extreme patriotism, chauvinism, extreme nationalism, xenophobia, flag-waving; hawkishness, militarism, belligerence, bellicosity.

 

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