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Meaning of nationalist

na•tion•al•ist

Pronunciation: (nash'u-nl-ist, nash'nu-list), [key]
— n.
  1. a person devoted to nationalism.
  2. (cap.) a member of a political group advocating or fighting for national independence, a strong national government, etc.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or promoting nationalism: the beginnings of a nationalist movement.
  2. (cap.) of, pertaining to, or noting a political group advocating or fighting for national independence, a strong national government, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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