patriotism

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

Definition of patriotism

:love for or devotion to one's country
  • Although poles apart ideologically, they are both unashamed of their patriotism.
  • —Christopher Hemphill

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.

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First Known Use of patriotism

1716


PATRIOTISM Defined for English Language Learners

patriotism

noun

Definition of patriotism for English Language Learners

  • : love that people feel for their country


PATRIOTISM Defined for Kids

patriotism

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

Definition of patriotism for Students

:love that a person feels for his or her country


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