What does patriotism mean?

Definitions for patriotism
ˈpeɪ tri əˌtɪz əm; esp. Brit. ˈpæ-pa·tri·o·tism

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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"


  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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. patriotisme.]


  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. Patriotism

    Devoted love, support, and defence of one's country. National loyalty.

    The party hinted at a lack of patriotism when Gorbachev celebrated his 80th birthday in London.

    Submitted by JP03 on May 5, 2015  

How to pronounce patriotism?

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How to say patriotism in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of patriotism in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of patriotism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of patriotism in a Sentence

  1. George Bernard Shaw:

    Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.

  2. George Bernard Shaw:

    You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.

  3. Park Ju-gun:

    NPS will argue that its goal is to make a profit and the deal will accomplish that. Another argument will be based on a half-baked notion of patriotism.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    When a whole nation is roaring Patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart.

  5. Tiffany Marquez:

    It was one of the neatest things I've ever experienced. I mean, there I was, standing in the middle of a true testament to unity and patriotism.

Images & Illustrations of patriotism

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