American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who advocates the recovery of territory culturally or historically related to one's nation but now subject to a foreign government.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of an Italian political party formed in 1878, for bringing about the “redemption” or the incorporation into the kingdom of Italy of all regions situated near Italy where an important part of the population was Italian, but which were still subject to other governments, and hence called Italia irredenta.
- Pertaining to or advocating irredentism.
- n. Someone who calls for the seizure or recovery of territories or states currently subject to other countries; an adherent of irredentism.
- adj. Of or relating to irredentists or their policies.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an advocate of irredentism, especially a person in one country who advocates the incorporation of a region in another country related historically to his country.
- n. an advocate of irredentism
- From Irredentist. (Wiktionary)
- Italian irredentista, from (Italia) irredenta, unredeemed (Italy), Italian-speaking areas subject to other countries; see irredenta. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He spent much of 1999 explaining how Clinton's Kosovo policy would lead to a disastrous regional war along with an "irredentist" Kosovo bent on territorial conquest.”
“Israeli political leaders are depicted as 'irredentist', 'hawkish', and”
“§ Israeli political leaders are depicted as 'irredentist', 'hawkish', and 'ultra-nationalist'.”
“Layers of shared language, history and ethnicity so rarely actually overlap that every national boundary drawn on a map is a lie, a murderous exclusion of unwanted others (imagine an impossible Europe, physically large enough to contain the dreams of every irredentist), an attempt to engage our emotions and seal the economic and social dominance of one clique over another.”
“As for cultural assimilation ... you seem unaware of the irredentist and sharia visions of more than a few our new zitizens.”
“They also worry that statehood could spawn an irredentist Palestinian polity, prompt needless violence over disputed territories and weaken Israel in ways that could tempt other neighboring states into a regional conflict.”
“There have been plenty of massive population transfers in the last century (in Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, and India/Pakistan most notably) and in few of them was there much irredentist sentement afterward.”
“Vietnam perceives China as an irredentist and expansionist power.”
“Without distorting the play's meaning, Mr. Heaney has subtly emphasized its continuing relevance, placing lines in the mouths of the chorus that liken the furious Philoctetes' self-consuming desire for revenge to the irredentist madness of Northern Ireland, the land of the poet's birth: So hope for a great sea-change / On the far side of revenge.”
“To the extent that state supporters of that measure may themselves have irredentist populations or active border disputes with their neighbors—as do Russia, China, Britain and Turkey—they will certainly store up future trouble for themselves.”
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