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
You may not agree with him politically, but no one can question his patriotism.
They supported the war with a fierce patriotism.
Recent Examples of patriotism from the Web
Colin Kaepernick has demonstrated his patriotism by exercising his right to free speech, by highlighting the problem of police violence against African-American men.
Sometimes, profit and patriotism may overlap -- as in the multiple attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure allegedly carried out by Russian groups.
In Rockville, members of the German-American community faced questions about their patriotism as sections of Rockville near the mills were made off-limits to aliens from enemy countries.
Crown Point Mayor David Uran said Memorial Day reawakens a spirit of patriotism in all Americans.
Flags, pride and patriotism were in the air over South Florida on Monday as the nation paused to offer a Memorial Day tribute to the men and women of the military who died defending the nation.
Chris Pratt and John Krasinski aren’t letting being out of the country on Memorial Day stop them from showing off their patriotism.
Six short documentaries, with public figures including Van Jones and Colin Kaepernick, explore patriotism in a diverse and divided United States.
The video has yet to hit a self-generating geyser of patriotism.
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First Known Use of patriotism
PATRIOTISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of patriotism for English Language Learners
: love that people feel for their country
PATRIOTISM Defined for Kids
Definition of patriotism for Students
: love that a person feels for his or her country
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