adjective \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

:  inspired by patriotism
:  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


Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism


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