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, nationalismnoun

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. patriotismnoun

    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. Patriotismnoun

    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.]

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  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  

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Numerology

  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. Albert Einstein:

    He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable patriotism, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

  2. Greg Gutfeld:

    He is unifying us. Because we are all getting really, really sick of being told we are a bunch of racist rubes. He has gotten to the point where he is actually inviting outside consultants to tell us that we suck. It is all part of his greater pernicious attitude towards America, we can no longer think we are exceptional because that is racist and xenophobic. Even patriotism stands out as an anomaly. The flag is racist, apple pie is racist. We have seen the stories. ‘America last’ is our penance for being ‘America first.’.

  3. Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.:

    Patriotism is not a short outburst of emotion, but is the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Instead of taking a begging bowl to the world, engage in partnership with the farmers and workers, and provide them a piece of land for farming for a long time for free, providing them all facilities: Consequently, believe that on the one hand, the poverty will disappear, and on the other hand, the economy would never need outside help. Support talented people and save them from being lost; otherwise, begging bowl will become a destiny; even though you are free, freedom will stay disgraced. Whenever a thought comes into thought for the welfare of people, it is the exact day of freedom. Don't make slogans; don't waste time in speeches; make a plan of action and make yourself and the state and the nation dignified and self-reliant by carrying the practical programs; it is real revolution and patriotism.

  5. Charles De Gaulle:

    Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
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