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Jingoism

Jingoism (belligerent support of one's country) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary in a Box, which includes 500 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

Definition of the noun jingoism

What does jingoism mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: jingoisms

  1. an appeal intended to arouse patriotic emotions
  2. fanatical patriotism

Alternative definition of the noun jingoism

noun

  1. [uncountable] Excessive patriotism or aggressive nationalism especially with regards to foreign policy.
  2. [countable] A jingoistic attitude, comment, etc.

Explanation

Jingoism is patriotism in the form of aggressive foreign policy. Jingoism also refers to a country's advocation of the use of threats or actual force, as against peaceful relations, either economic or political, with other countries, in order to safeguard what it perceives as its national interests. Colloquially, it refers to excessive bias in judging one's own country as superior to others—an extreme type of nationalism.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Jingoism

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Google previewEvolutionary Theory in the Social Sciences (2003)

by William M. Dugger, Howard J. Sherman

Jingoism is a series of xenophobic lies about the essential depravity of foreigners contrasted with the natural ...

Google previewThe Family in Global Perspective (2004)

A Gendered Journey by Elaine J. Leeder

The distinctions between ethnocentrism and cultural relativity are subtle, and understanding them requires knowledge about another useful related concept, jingoism. Jingoism is a chauvinistic patriotism that is somewhat bellicose in nature.

Google previewVictorian Literature (2014)

An Anthology by Victor Shea, William Whitla

Jingoism is an extreme and bellicose form of ...

Google previewConcord (1898)

Jingoism is a disease like measles and smallpox ; and if we cannot at once legislate it out of existence we can at least strive in various ways to get rid of it. PIONEERS OF DEMOCRACY. The History of English Democratic Ideas in the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America (2011)

by Martin J. Manning, Clarence R. Wyatt

Jingoism is a term that refers to excessive or chauvinistic patriotism or nationalism. Jingoism is usually associated with going to war or having warlike attitudes. The origin of the word jingo probably dates back to the 17th century and seems to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800-1914: A-K (2008)

by Carl Cavanagh Hodge

CARL CAVANAGH HODGE Jingoism Clamorous and pugnacious patriotism commonly used to describe popular bellicosity leading up to or during foreign wars. "Jingo" is a corruption of the name of Jingū Kōgō, a legendaryJapanese goddess ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Human Instincts (2001)

by Nils Oeijord

jibe instinct jibe, thesarcasticjibeofhatredandinsult instinct jingoism, jingoism instinct jitters, gettingthejitters instinct jocularity, jocularity instinct joke, laughatavisualorverbaljoke instinct joke, tojokeortosayordosomethingjokingly instinct jokes, ...

Google previewTruespel Book Two: Phonetic Dictionary of USA English (2006)

by Thomas E. Zurinskas

~jeengoe'izim - jingoism ~Jefree - Jeffry ~jeengoewizim - jingoism ~Jefreez - Jeffries ~jeengoewwistik - jingoistic ~jehhoevu - jehovah ~jeengool - jingle ~ jejjuen - jejune ~jeenis - genus ~jel - gel ~jeenks - jinx ~jel - jell ~Jeenoe - Gino ~ jelee ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

humanism, Hussitism, hybridism, hypnotism, Ibsenism, idealism, imagism, Irishism, Islamism, Jansenism, jingoism, journalism, John Bullism, Judaism, Junkerism, kaiserism, Krishnaism, Ku Kluxism, laconism, laicism, Lamaism, Lamarckism, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the British Empire (1996)

by James Stuart Olson, Robert Shadle

KOERPER JINGOISM. Derived from the name of the legendary Japanese goddess Jingo, the term "jingoism" was popularized in Great Britain by G. W. Hunt's music- hall tune: "We don't want to fight, but, by jingo, if we do, We've got ...

Google previewDictionary of Politics (1992)

Selected American and Foreign Political and Legal Terms by Walter John Raymond

Jingoism is, as practice indicates, strongly encouraged by totalitarian political systems. See AMERICA FIRSTER, CHAUVINIST. Jingoism. See JINGO. JMC. See JOINT MILITARY COMMISSION, PARIS PEACE AGREEMENT OF 1973.

Google previewHeinemann English Dictionary (2001)

by Martin Manser

jingoism Word Family jingle verb to make or cause to make a tinkling or clinking sound; jingly adjective. jingoism (jing-go-izm) noun an aggressive nationalism. Word Family jingoist noun. jinks plural noun Phrase high jinks (informal) any ...

Google previewEthnic American Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students (2015)

by Emmanuel S. Nelson

Indeed the jingoism of the poetry of Rudyard Kipling and the cautionary precepts in the so-called folktale “Little Black Sambo,” which were dispersed through reading texts to areas of the British Empire as various as the Caribbean, South ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature: A - C (2005)

by Emmanuel Sampath Nelson

Indeed the jingoism of the poetry of Rudyard Kipling and the cautionary precepts in the so-called folk tale "Little Black Sambo," which were dispersed through reading texts to areas of the British Empire as various as the Caribbean, South ...

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Scrabble value of J8I1N1G2O1I1S1M3

The value of this 8-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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