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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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Historical Examples
  • The craze for everything foreign, so marked under the rule of Catherine II., now gave place to ultra-patriotic enthusiasm.

    The Russian Opera Rosa Newmarch
  • It would, however, be an exaggeration to say that Russia—apart from the ultra-patriotic Press—was violently excited.

  • Hence the name jingo applied to that ultra-patriotic section of the population which, in war-time, attends to the shouting.

  • But the Duke was not prepared to follow his friend to-night into sentimental, ultra-patriotic bypaths.

    The Tangled Skein Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
Word Origin and History for ultra-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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