patriotic

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

Definition of patriotic

  1. 1 :  inspired by patriotism stirring patriotic songs patriotic organizations patriotic feelings

  2. 2 :  befitting or characteristic of a patriot

patriotically

play \ˌpā-trē-ˈä-ti-k(ə-)lē, chiefly British ˌpa-\ adverb

Examples of patriotic in a sentence

  1. A patriotic fervor swept the country.

  2. hanging a flag outside one's home is a patriotic gesture

1737

First Known Use of patriotic

1737


PATRIOTIC Defined for English Language Learners

patriotic

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

Definition of patriotic for English Language Learners

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


PATRIOTIC Defined for Kids

patriotic

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

Definition of patriotic for Students

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



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