from The Century Dictionary.
- In philosophy, of or pertaining to nativism or the nativists.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Relating to nativism.
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- adjective In agreement with the philosophy of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective of or relating to or advocating nativism
- adjective advocating the perpetuation of native societies
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If not racist, it certainly sounded more than a little nativistic, which is odd coming from a candidate who argues that his international upbringing will enable him to better represent the US abroad.
Sociologists have analyzed Prohibition as a war between a nativistic Protestant America and an immigrant Catholic one.
Clearly, our sensitivities to nativistic and racist overtones differ.
And that's creepy and nativistic (at best) to my ears.
Dobeln writes: "Its depressing how nativistic nearly every segment of our society is."
When something happens that they can not do those things, people get anxious, angry, and often take their frustrations out in nativistic outbreaks of ethnic cleansing, rioting and social unrest.
Its depressing how nativistic nearly every segment of our society is.
If the revolutionary socialists will not organize the atomized masses and workers ... the nationalists and nativistic fascists most certainly will.
Unfortunately, the nativistic impulse coupled with ignorance has a long tradition in this country.
We can either accept this with maturity and optimism, or sink back into nativistic myopia.