[ pey-tree-uh-tiz-uh m or, esp. British, pa- ]
/ ˈpeɪ tri əˌtɪz əm or, esp. British, ˈpæ- /
devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty.
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OTHER WORDS FROM patriotisman·ti·pa·tri·ot·ism, nounhy·per·pa·tri·ot·ism, nouno·ver·pa·tri·ot·ism, nounpro·pa·tri·ot·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hyper-patriotism
/ (ˈpætrɪəˌtɪzəm) /
devotion to one's own country and concern for its defenceCompare nationalism
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