jingoistic

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jingo +‎ -istic

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jingoistic (comparative more jingoistic, superlative most jingoistic)

  1. Overly patriotic or nationalistic, often with an element of favouring war or an aggressive foreign policy.
    My editorial angered both the jingoistic war hawks and the anti-war protesters.
    • 1915, Joseph McCabe, The War and the Churches,
      The truth is that all classes—Christian and non-Christian—have yielded fatally to the pernicious interpretation which interested politicians, soldiers, manufacturers, and Jingoistic writers have put on the real economic needs of the country.
    • 1921, [1919], H. L. Mencken, The American Language: An inquiry into the development of English in the United States, 2nd Edition,
      All this jingoistic bombast, however, was directed toward defending, not so much the national vernacular as the national belles lettres.
    • 1980, Robert A. Freitas, Jr., William P. Gilbreath (editors), Advanced Automation for Space Missions, final report of the 1980 NASA/ASEE Summer Study,
      If we continue to be limited to our exceedingly fragile existence on spaceship Earth, a natural disaster or our own jingoistic or ecological foolhardiness is almost certain to terminate our existence perhaps centuries or millennia from today.
    • 2017 March 27, “The Observer view on triggering article 50”, in The Observer[1]:
      This approach plays fast and loose with ordinary people’s livelihoods. Yet still, with jingoistic horns and trumpets drowning out the roar of the deep, the stampede towards the cliff’s edge gathers pace.

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