flag-waving

flag-waving
flag′-wav`ing
n.
an ostentatiously emotional display of patriotism or factionalism
Etymology: 1890–95 flag′-wav`er, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • flag-waving — adj. fanatically patriotic; same as {chauvinistic}. [prenominal] Syn: chauvinistic, jingoistic, nationalistic, superpatriotic. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flag-waving — [flag′wāv΄iŋ] n. 1. an effort to arouse intense patriotic or nationalist feelings by a deliberate appeal to the emotions 2. a conspicuous show of patriotism flag waver n …   English World dictionary

  • flag-waving — flag .waving n [U] the expression of strong national feelings, especially when these feelings seem too extreme …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flag-waving — N UNCOUNT (disapproval) You can use flag waving to refer to the expression of feelings for a country in a loud or exaggerated way, especially when you disapprove of this. The real costs of the war have been ignored in the flag waving of recent… …   English dictionary

  • flag-waving — adjective fanatically patriotic • Syn: ↑chauvinistic, ↑jingoistic, ↑nationalistic, ↑ultranationalistic, ↑superpatriotic • Similar to: ↑patriotic, ↑loyal …   Useful english dictionary

  • flag-waving — /flag way ving/, n. an ostentatiously emotional display of patriotism or factionalism. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • flag-waving — flag wav|ing [ flæg ,weıvıŋ ] noun uncount behavior that shows strong feelings of love and loyalty for your country …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flag-waving — noun extreme or excessive patriotism. Derivatives flag waver noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • flag-waving — /ˈflæg weɪvɪŋ/ (say flag wayving) noun 1. an emotional, aggressive, or excessive display of patriotism. –adjective 2. of, relating to, or denoting an excess of patriotism …  

  • flag-waving — noun Date: 1892 passionate appeal to patriotic or partisan sentiment ; chauvinism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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