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[pey-tree-ot-ik or, esp. British, pa-] /ˌpeɪ triˈɒt ɪk or, esp. British, ˌpæ-/
of, like, suitable for, or characteristic of a patriot.
expressing or inspired by patriotism:
a patriotic ode.
Origin of patriotic
1645-55; < Late Latin patriōticus < Greek patriōtikós. See patriot, -ic
Related forms
patriotically, adverb
antipatriotic, adjective
antipatriotically, adverb
hyperpatriotic, adjective
hyperpatriotically, adverb
nonpatriotic, adjective
nonpatriotically, adverb
overpatriotic, adjective
overpatriotically, adverb
propatriotic, adjective
pseudopatriotic, adjective
pseudopatriotically, adverb
quasi-patriotic, adjective
quasi-patriotically, adverb
semipatriotic, adjective
semipatriotically, adverb
ultrapatriotic, adjective
ultrapatrioticly, adverb
unpatriotic, adjective
unpatriotically, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Word Origin and History for patriotic

1650s, "of one's own country," from French patriotique or directly from Late Latin patrioticus, from Greek patriotikos, from patriotes (see patriot). Meaning "loyal, supporting one's own country" is from 1757. Related: Patriotical.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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