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patriotism

[ pey-tree-uh-tiz-uhm or, especially British, pa- ]
/ ˈpeɪ tri əˌtɪz əm or, especially British, ˈpæ- /
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noun
devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty.
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Origin of patriotism

First recorded in 1720–30; patriot + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM patriotism

an·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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How to use patriotism in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for patriotism

patriotism
/ (ˈpætrɪəˌtɪzəm) /

noun
devotion to one's own country and concern for its defenceCompare nationalism
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