[ US /ˈtɹaɪbəɫɪzəm, ˈtɹaɪbəɫɪzm/ ]
[ UK /tɹˈa‍ɪbəlˌɪzəm/ ]
  1. the state of living together in tribes
  2. the beliefs of a tribal society
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How To Use tribalism In A Sentence

  • Does this risk stirring up the notorious company tribalism of enthusiasts? Times, Sunday Times
  • By undermining the nation, it encourages tribalism. Times, Sunday Times
  • Hence also the exaggerated tribalism, the bullheaded racism of an Alf Garnett, the dogged male chauvinism of an Andy Capp.
  • Each has been tempted by an excess of otherworldliness or this-worldliness, by universalism or tribalism, by the spirit or by the flesh.
  • It is religion that manifests the tribalism of human behavior most clearly.
  • Over the years, I have tried to help people see that this contentious debate is not purely a matter of "the evidence," but instead deeply involves such things as stereotypes, confirmation bias, disconfirmation bias, and tribalism. 2008 May - Telic Thoughts
  • I went to watch a Celtic match a couple of years ago and, being a fair old belter of ballads myself, had no objection to a bit of healthy tribalism.
  • They believe on the whole in individualism rather than tribalism, national patriotism rather than ethnic loyalty, meritocracy rather than nepotism, nuclear families rather than extended clans, law and fair play rather than privilege, corporations of strangers rather than mafias of relatives, and true love rather than the arranged marriages necessary to keep ethnic categories clear-cut. The Volokh Conspiracy » So a Libertarian and a Liberal Walk into a Bar
  • Only at football, the historic vehicle for aggressive tribalism, did this hatred find such a willing constituency. Times, Sunday Times
  • On the one hand, it's probably a violation of the 14th Amendment and its implementation can lead to abuse and tribalism.
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