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patriotism

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noun pa·tri·ot·ism \ˈpā-trē-ə-ˌti-zəm, chiefly British ˈpa-\

Simple Definition of patriotism

  • : love that people feel for their country

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of patriotism

  1. :  love for or devotion to one's country

Examples of patriotism in a sentence

  1. You may not agree with him politically, but no one can question his patriotism.

  2. They supported the war with a fierce patriotism.



Circa 1726

First Known Use of patriotism

circa 1726


PATRIOTISM Defined for Kids

patriotism

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noun pa·tri·ot·ism \ˈpā-trē-ə-ˌti-zəm\

Definition of patriotism for Students

  1. :  love that a person feels for his or her country





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