Definitions for patriotismˈpeɪ tri əˌtɪz əm; esp. Brit. ˈpæ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pa•tri•ot•ismˈpeɪ tri əˌtɪz əm; esp. Brit. ˈpæ-(n.)

  1. devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty.

    Category: Government

Origin of patriotism:

1720–30

Princeton's WordNet

  1. patriotism, nationalism(noun)

    love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it

    "they rode the same wave of popular patriotism"; "British nationalism was in the air and patriotic sentiments ran high"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. patriotism(noun)ˈpeɪ tri əˌtɪz əm; esp. Brit. ˈpæ-

    the fact of being patriotic

    the difference between patriotism and nationalism

Wiktionary

  1. patriotism(Noun)

    Love of country; devotion to the welfare of one's country; the virtues and actions of a patriot; the passion which inspires one to serve one's country.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Patriotism(noun)

    love of country; devotion to the welfare of one's country; the virtues and actions of a patriot; the passion which inspires one to serve one's country

Freebase

  1. Patriotism

    Patriotism is a cultural attachment to one's homeland, excluding differences caused by the dependencies of the term's meaning upon context, geography and philosophy. In a generalized sense applicable to all countries and peoples, patriotism is a devotion to one's country. It is a related sentiment to nationalism. The English term patriot is first attested in the Elizabethan era, via Middle French from Late Latin patriota "countryman", ultimately from Greek πατριώτης "countryman", from πατρίς, "fatherland". The abstract noun patriotism appears in the early 18th century.


Translations for patriotism

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

patriotism(noun)

(the showing of) great love for one's country.

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