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patriotic

adjective pa·tri·ot·ic \ˌpā-trē-ˈä-tik, chiefly British ˌpa-\

: having or showing great love and support for your country : having or showing patriotism

Full Definition of PATRIOTIC

1
:  inspired by patriotism
2
:  befitting or characteristic of a patriot
pa·tri·ot·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of PATRIOTIC

  1. A patriotic fervor swept the country.
  2. <hanging a flag outside one's home is a patriotic gesture>

First Known Use of PATRIOTIC

1757

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism
PATRIOTIC Defined for Kids

patriotic

adjective pa·tri·ot·ic \ˌpā-trē-ˈä-tik\

Definition of PATRIOTIC for Kids

:  having or showing love that a person feels for his or her country

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comprehension or the fear of future evil
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