unpatriotic

adjective
un·​pa·​tri·​ot·​ic | \ ˌən-ˌpā-trē-ˈä-tik How to pronounce unpatriotic (audio) , chiefly British -ˌpa- \

Definition of unpatriotic

: 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

Other Words from unpatriotic

unpatriotically \ ˌən-​ˌpā-​trē-​ˈä-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce unpatriotic (audio) , chiefly British  -​ˌpa-​ \ adverb

Examples of unpatriotic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zhao faced fierce backlash in China when old quotations of hers emerged and were deemed unpatriotic by some Chinese. New York Times, 3 Feb. 2022 Such a request by a Democrat about a Republican president would bring cascades of condemnations, with some within the GOP likely suggesting that the request was unpatriotic, right? Chris Cillizza, CNN, 30 Mar. 2022 And if the Chinese team performs well, these complaints may be seen as unpatriotic. David Bachman, Quartz, 8 Feb. 2022 And if the Chinese team performs well, these complaints may be seen as unpatriotic. David Bachman, Quartz, 8 Feb. 2022 Although Gu is one of many American athletes who choose to compete for other countries, her decision is being singled out as unpatriotic. Frank Shyong Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 19 Feb. 2022 Ideas began to flow between the team and the band: Because people were screaming that the Chicks were unpatriotic, the initial idea was to wrap Maines, Maguire and Strayer in an American flag. Washington Post, 14 Feb. 2022 And if the Chinese team performs well, these complaints may be seen as unpatriotic. David Bachman, Quartz, 8 Feb. 2022 What has always distinguished his career has been the divisiveness of his politics, defining whole segments of the citizenry (Arabs and left-wing Jews) as unpatriotic enemies of the state, and positioning himself as the nation's only true defender. Noah Millman, The Week, 3 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unpatriotic

1758, in the meaning defined above

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24 Apr 2022

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“Unpatriotic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpatriotic. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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