Meaning of Atlanticism in English:


Pronunciation /ətˈlantɪsɪz(ə)m/


mass noun
  • Belief in or support for a close relationship between western Europe and the US, or particularly for NATO.

    ‘Countries that share the United Kingdom's Atlanticism and market-oriented approach to economics would also think twice before ostracizing the British.’
    • ‘Instead of the dreaded Anglo-Saxon Atlanticism, we were to have a French-driven European superpower challenge to the USA.’
    • ‘Above all, Blair had always tempered any enthusiasm for Europe with a strong military Atlanticism, rejecting any idea of a European army.’
    • ‘According to Biondi, ‘Ours is the same position as the government's, though Berlusconi has highlighted Italy's Atlanticism while we stress the need for a steady alliance but one open to criticism’.’
    • ‘He says there is a new strain of Atlanticism which is ‘revolutionary rather than status-quo’.’
    • ‘Fox said only Conservatives can be so candid, because their Atlanticism is a matter of principle, not strategic expediency.’
    • ‘These two states want to take part in the formation of a new security system based on Atlanticism.’