patriotic

adjective pa·tri·ot·ic \ ˌpā-trē-ˈä-tik , chiefly British ˌpa- \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of patriotic

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

Recent Examples of patriotic from the Web

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First Known Use of patriotic

1737


PATRIOTIC Defined for English Language Learners

patriotic

adjective

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

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

Definition of patriotic for Students

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


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