patriotism

[ pey-tree-uh-tiz-uh m or, esp. British, pa- ]
/ ˈpeɪ tri əˌtɪz əm or, esp. British, ˈpæ- /

noun

devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty.

Nearby words

  1. patrimonial,
  2. patrimony,
  3. patriot,
  4. patriot act,
  5. patriotic,
  6. patriots' day,
  7. patripotestal,
  8. patristic,
  9. patristics,
  10. patrix

Origin of patriotism

First recorded in 1720–30; patriot + -ism

Related formsan·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 patriotism

patriotism

/ (ˈpætrɪəˌtɪzəm) /

noun

devotion to one's own country and concern for its defenceCompare nationalism
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Word Origin and History for patriotism

patriotism

n.

1726, from patriot + -ism.

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