[pey-tree-uh-tiz-uh m or, esp. British, pa-]
- devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty.
Origin of patriotism
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- devotion to one's own country and concern for its defenceCompare nationalism
Word Origin and History for hyper-patriotism
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