The Globetrotter’s Glossary: Word of the Day is Dilettantinational


Dilettantinational (N.)

Variables: Dilettantinationalism; Dilettantinationalist.

Roots: Dilettanti & National (Click on the links to find the meanings of the root words on Merriam Webster Dictionary).

Definition: A person with merely superficial knowledge or interest in ideas about a nation, nationality or its nationalism.

Example: Minutes after the university students refused to being coerced into hoisting the national flag, Mr. Swayambhuswami came roaring in his characteristic dilettantinational style, across the nation’s television sets: “The nation wants to know how can such students be allowed to wear Che Guevara T-shirts and chant slogans of azadi, instead of wearing homespun tunics and singing Sanskrit shlokas.”


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