from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Extreme nationalism characterized especially by a belligerent foreign policy; chauvinistic patriotism.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Excessive patriotism or aggressive nationalism especially with regards to foreign policy.
- n. A jingoistic attitude, comment, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The policy of the Jingoes, so called. See jingo, 2.
- n. A bellicose patriotism; aggressive chauvinism; belligerence in international relations.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The spirit, policy, or political views of the Jingoes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an appeal intended to arouse patriotic emotions
- n. fanatical patriotism
Your frightened jingoism is especially unappealing when it comes out in support of the burning death of civilians.
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."
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.
Normally I run a mile from 'jingoism' - one reason I've never been to a Last Night of the Proms except for 2001.
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.
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.
While, as Steve pointed out, patriotism can easily slip into jingoism, that is simply a way for some people to channel their personal idiocies.
In contrast to this, recall the jingoism of Bush led Administration, US media and people of America on the occasion of 9/11.
It's jingoism, which is something none of us should aspire to nor should we celebrate.
And that kind of jingoism has been our leadership's approach to the military.