patriotism

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

Definition of patriotism

  1. :  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.

1716

First Known Use of patriotism

1716


PATRIOTISM Defined for English Language Learners

patriotism

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

Definition of patriotism for English Language Learners

  • : love that people feel for their country


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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