1. [ adjective ] devotion to the interests or culture of a particular nation including promoting the interests of one country over those of others
Synonyms: nationalistic

"nationalist aspirations" "minor nationalistic differences"

Related terms: national
2. [ noun ] (politics) an advocate of national independence of or a strong national government
Related terms: advocate nationalist_leader
3. [ noun ] one who loves and defends his or her country
Synonyms: patriot
Related terms: national chauvinist gonne kosciusko giuseppe_mazzini Garibaldi
Similar spelling:   nationalistic