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patriotic

[pey-tree-ot-ik or, esp. British, pa-]
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adjective
  1. of, like, suitable for, or characteristic of a patriot.
  2. expressing or inspired by patriotism: a patriotic ode.

Origin of patriotic

1645–55; < Late Latin patriōticus < Greek patriōtikós. See patriot, -ic
Related formspa·tri·ot·i·cal·ly, adverban·ti·pa·tri·ot·ic, adjectivean·ti·pa·tri·ot·i·cal·ly, adverbhy·per·pa·tri·ot·ic, adjectivehy·per·pa·tri·ot·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·pa·tri·ot·ic, adjectivenon·pa·tri·ot·i·cal·ly, adverbo·ver·pa·tri·ot·ic, adjectiveo·ver·pa·tri·ot·i·cal·ly, adverbpro·pa·tri·ot·ic, adjectivepseu·do·pa·tri·ot·ic, adjectivepseu·do·pa·tri·ot·i·cal·ly, adverbqua·si-pa·tri·ot·ic, adjectivequa·si-pa·tri·ot·i·cal·ly, adverbsem·i·pa·tri·ot·ic, adjectivesem·i·pa·tri·ot·i·cal·ly, adverbul·tra·pa·tri·ot·ic, adjectiveul·tra·pa·tri·ot·ic·ly, adverbun·pa·tri·ot·ic, adjectiveun·pa·tri·ot·i·cal·ly, adverb
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unpatriotic

adjective
  1. not enthusiastically supporting one's country and its ways of life
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Word Origin and History for unpatriotic

patriotic

adj.

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.

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