• WordNet 3.6
    • adj nationalist devotion to the interests or culture of a particular nation including promoting the interests of one country over those of others "nationalist aspirations","minor nationalistic differences"
    • n nationalist an advocate of national independence of or a strong national government
    • n nationalist one who loves and defends his or her country
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • nationalist One who advocates national unity and independence; -- as, for example, one of a party favoring Irish independence before 1918.
    • nationalist One who advocates nationalism, in any sense.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nationalist In theology, one who holds to the divine election of entire nations as distinguished from that of particular individuals.
    • n nationalist A member of a Jewish political party in the time of Christ; a zealot.
    • n nationalist A supporter of Irish nationalism.
    • nationalist Of or pertaining to nationalists; advocating or upholding nationalism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Nationalist one who strives after national unity or independence, esp. as in Ireland for more or less separation from Great Britain: an advocate of nationalism: National′ity, birth or membership in a particular country: separate existence as a nation: a nation, race of people: national character
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  • Eric Hoffer
    “Nationalist pride, like other variants of pride, can be a substitute for self-respect.”
  • John Lukacs
    John Lukacs
    “All the nationalists are wasms -- except one, the most powerful of this century, indeed, of the entire democratic age, which is nationalism.”


In literature:

Her Nationalists range themselves with Ulster by the side of Great Britain threatened by a foreign foe.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 147, August 12, 1914" by Various
The Nationalist aspirations of Mr. Gladstone's friends were not to be irritated by attentions shown to their adversaries.
"The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886" by Various
The nationalists were unmasked.
"Lord Milner's Work in South Africa" by W. Basil Worsfold
Especially the radicals among the Nationalists seem to be altogether lost in the thicket of phrases.
"Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 1, March 1906" by Various
Whigs had disappeared from Ulster, and would never re-appear, unless in honorable alliance with the Nationalists.
"Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 2, February 1886" by Various
On March 15, the Nationalists of Rome declared against the Pope.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
But we have not solved the normal and popular problem until we have an international reconciliation of all nationalists.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
Here, too, there are Nationalists, the Hindus.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
Even in America the voice of the nationalist is a part of the old and the unclean.
"Child and Country" by Will Levington Comfort
I was still rather nettled by the contemptuous assumption that Gorman must be a blackguard simply because he is an Irish Nationalist.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
The Nationalist M. P.'s detest him.
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
The nationalist papers lauded him as a patriot.
"Mlle. Fouchette" by Charles Theodore Murray
Every Irish Nationalist vote was detached from support of the Bill.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
But in many cases the nationalistic leaders expressed their dissatisfaction with the changes "enforced" upon them.
"A Stake in the Land" by Peter Alexander Speek
On the other hand as a politician I can be any and everything but a nationalistic sectarian.
"Communism and Christianism" by William Montgomery Brown
Bourassa, Henri, and Laurier, 191, 193, 268; leader of 'Nationalists,' 310.
"The Day of Sir Wilfrid Laurier" by Oscar D. Skelton
She has become narrowly Nationalist.
"German Problems and Personalities" by Charles Sarolea
The nationalist question is so intermingled with the constitutional that it is not always easy to separate the two issues.
"British Supremacy & Canadian Self-Government" by J. L. Morison
He retired in 1902, and soon became known as the leading English champion of the Indian nationalists.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 5" by Various
The academy is the headquarters of the nationalist propaganda.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various

In poetry:

The nationalist street was fervent
like a wild horse.
The rivers were abundant with the spirit of youth.
"I Am With Terrorism" by Nizar Qabbani

In news:

Police officials wield bamboo sticks to stop main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party activist during a protest in Kachpur, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh , Sunday, Dec 9, 2012.
The Texas Nationalist Movement has fought for independence for Texas for a decade.
Catalonia's nationalists are now united in fury.
) Add to that the problem of what Catalan nationalists call "internal migration" from the rest of Spain, and Catalans do not feel that their language's future is assured.
"We are strong Canadian nationalists who value what is distinctive and unique about this country and think in our own modest way that this is actually a better country," said Harper.
The Communist Party claims that it, rather than the rival Nationalists , offered effective opposition to the Japanese.
Aided by a pandering press, a handful of nationalists can have a dangerous impact beyond Japan's shores.
"It became very obvious to me when I got there the extent to which sport reflected two competing ideologies between Irish nationalists and Ulster unionists," Bairner said.
"We're always concerned that the nationalists there will come and take over" our suppliers in China, says Cynthia Schmitt, the company's vice president for enterprise risk management.
Buddhist nationalists are able to tap into deep fears that any territorial concessions to the Tamils would lead to eventual Indian subjugation.
Those who are afraid are the ones in power because they know if the nationalists get to power, Peru will change.
New York judge's ruling sparks nationalist surge in Argentina.
The New Nationalist Movement in India.
The Nationalist Movement in India may well interest Americans.
Puerto Rican nationalist gets 5 years for robbery.