un·​pa·​tri·​ot·​ic ˌən-ˌpā-trē-ˈä-tik How to pronounce unpatriotic (audio)
 chiefly British  -ˌpa-
: not feeling or showing love for or devotion to one's country : not patriotic
protesters accused of being unpatriotic
a time when opposition to the war was considered unpatriotic
ˌən-ˌpā-trē-ˈä-ti-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce unpatriotic (audio)
 chiefly British  -ˌpa-

Examples of unpatriotic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That, in turn, led the president to berate the league and its players, framing them as unpatriotic. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Sep. 2023 When Rapinoe dared to protest racial injustice, she was branded – wrongly – as unpatriotic. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, 6 Aug. 2023 Given all of this, Casey’s unpatriotic conduct should now be viewed by historians as an established fact. Jonathan Alter, The New Republic, 3 May 2023 Austin then implied Gaetz was being unpatriotic. Matt Seyler, ABC News, 5 Apr. 2022 Many of them were unpatriotic. New York Times, 16 Jan. 2022 Didi’s June 30 IPO, one day before the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party, prompted suggestions that the timing and US listing were unpatriotic. Jennifer Conrad, Wired, 29 July 2021 Calling these people unpatriotic is not unfounded. Stuart Miller, Los Angeles Times, 10 Aug. 2022 Just like that, dissent became unpatriotic again. Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review, 23 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1758, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unpatriotic was in 1758

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“Unpatriotic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpatriotic. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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