Definition of patriotism
- Although poles apart ideologically, they are both unashamed of their patriotism.
- —Christopher Hemphill
You may not agree with him politically, but no one can question his patriotism.
They supported the war with a fierce patriotism.
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: love that people feel for their country
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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