Jingoism is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of jingoism, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - an appeal intended to arouse patriotic emotions
EXAMPLES - Jingoism in a Sentence
- This is not a question of "jingoism," whatever that may be. (source)
- Here's the height of Canadian "jingoism", as far as I can see... (source)
- And that kind of jingoism has been our leadership's approach to the military. (source)
- Regarding my apparent "jingoism", please read my entire comment before replying. (source)
- Yet while amusing, this sort of terrestrial jingoism is potentially quite dangerous. (source)
- It's jingoism, which is something none of us should aspire to nor should we celebrate. (source)
- Some British political commentators accuse Obama of "jingoism" and say that statements that (source)
- There is no longer any place in India and in the world for jingoism and religious fundamentalism. (source)
- Included in their Fascist rhetoric is the McCarthyism character assination and adolescent jingoism. (source)
- They can only use scare tactics and the kind of jingoism that can do no good for this nation, only harm. (source)
- Boxing is an international sport and that kind of jingoism has no place on a respectable broadcast medium. (source)
- But still, this kind of jingoism and racism is absolutely unacceptable and inexcusable even in one's father. (source)
- Normally I run a mile from 'jingoism' - one reason I've never been to a Last Night of the Proms except for 2001. (source)
- Your frightened jingoism is especially unappealing when it comes out in support of the burning death of civilians. (source)
- Thankfully, many city council members are rejecting the jingoism and focusing instead on the business of governance. (source)
- In contrast to this, recall the jingoism of Bush led Administration, US media and people of America on the occasion of 9/11. (source)
- The militarization of Haitian society is not an investment; it is jingoism and opportunism funded on the backs of US taxpayers. (source)
- Dominican Republic and before she's even unpacked, will be giving her take on jungles, jingoism, and the Caribbean tourism slump. (source)
- It also undermines democratic citizenship and stirs up nationalism and jingoism, which results in harm to citizens of other countries. (source)
- She wrote an eassy called "Put Out No Flags" wherein she told her daughter NOT to fly a US flag after 9-11 because it reeks of "jingoism". (source)
- Mr. RICHARDSON: Often, when the people he was talking to said extreme things, he wouldn't go along with what you might perceive as jingoism. (source)
- All five novels are period pieces, with World War I jingoism and the struggle for women's suffrage figuring in alongside stories of influenza. (source)
- While, as Steve pointed out, patriotism can easily slip into jingoism, that is simply a way for some people to channel their personal idiocies. (source)
- Much has been made of what 24 has to say about jingoism, torture, the war on terror, and what, if anything, it has to do with Islam as a religion. (source)
- The fact that so many people give credence to this kind of jingoism and hubris makes you wonder what our education systems accomplish in the long run. (source)
- Americans are so steeped in militaristic propaganda and jingoism that questioning the gargantuan defense budget and foreign wars can be politically suicidal. (source)
- Real American "my culo. if by" jingoism "you mean" blind painful ignorance "then i agree:)" most Liberals and Conservatives generally like South American people. " (source)
- This kind of jingoism adds nothing to the debate, and does nothing to find a solution to what any sensible person must agree is a horrid and growing American problem. (source)
- It should not be confused, as it so often is, with jingoism, which is a blind, flag-waving nationalism that refuses to acknowledge any failings whatsoever of our society. (source)
- Certainly, this is not the first anti-immigration law, and sadly it likely won't be the last, in this nation with a long history of thriving on both immigrants and jingoism. (source)
- It is those who would sell their citizenship for a copper cent and throw in their risen Lord as lagniappe, who are forever prating of "jingoism" and pleading for peace at any price. (source)
- The word jingoism originated from a music hall ditty of the Boer War: "We don't want to fight", it ran, "but by jingo if we do, we have got the men, we've got the guns, we've got the money too." (source)
- So soon after the joy of watching President Obama take the oath of office we now experience the crushing depression of seeing America at her worst, when bigotry, fear, hatred and jingoism rule the day. (source)
- Olympic sporting patriotism is a useful outlet for Chinese nationalism -- certainly preferable to the crude jingoism too often promoted by the government against Japanese "aggression" or Taiwanese "secessionists." (source)
- They were -- they still are, it may be said -- the leading lights of what is called the Peace-at-any-price party, detesting war and "jingoism," and viewing patriotism, when found growing on British soil, with dry suspicion. (source)
- Nevertheless, it is not idealism which dictates an abandonment of the Bush Administration's failed policies of jingoism, militarism, and gunboat diplomacy policies President Obama has not only chosen to continue, but has expanded upon. (source)
- TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduran de facto President Roberto Micheletti met on Friday with a delegation of U.S. lawmakers who have called on the Obama administration to stop supporting the return of ousted The blaze of jingoism is short-lived. (source)
- What, you mean like just bouncing out words like "jingoism" and "imperialism" without a single instance of evidence and letting them stand as though they alone convict two different countries with two different histories of absolute moral equivalence? (source)
- And it was Disraeli who grasped that 'jingoism' - a potent cocktail of popular patriotism and imperial expansionism - could win new voters among newly enfranchised groups such as artisans, skilled workers and shopkeepers: the Essex Men of the Victorian era. (source)
- Not unlike their forebears, the Tea Partiers reflect the sentiments of the angry lynch mob -- lacking any coherent philosophy other than jingoism, raw anger, their hatred of the "other," and a desire to return to the good ol 'days, which were not so good for those other people. (source)
- It is ironic that both the Republican jingoism, support for expanded democracy overseas, and saber rattling against other perceived threats, and the Obama administration's desire to look credibly tough in the Pacific, both stop well short of defending America's real national interests against Beijing. (source)
- Something is fundamentally wrong in the soul of a nation when its people repeatedly are able to reach conclusions that are so detrimental to their own well-being, when in response to complex problems they settle for nonsense and jingoism (insert any of Palin's drivel): "We'll keep clinging to our Constitution and our guns and religion ...," "we'll take our country back ..." (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 51.0, which suggests that "jingoism" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 7 synonyms for jingoism.
bellicism, ethnocentricity, fanatical patriotism, fanaticism, narrowness, nationalism, zealotry
We have 1 antonym for jingoism.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of jingoism from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Extreme nationalism characterized especially by a belligerent foreign policy; chauvinistic patriotism.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Excessive patriotism or aggressive nationalism especially with regards to foreign policy.
- (noun) A jingoistic attitude, comment, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The policy of the Jingoes, so called. See jingo, 2.
- (noun) A bellicose patriotism; aggressive chauvinism; belligerence in international relations.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The spirit, policy, or political views of the Jingoes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) an appeal intended to arouse patriotic emotions
- (noun) fanatical patriotism