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patriotic

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

Historical Examples

  • But he invented a pseudo-patriotic conjuring phraseology which no one understood but which many admired.

    The Duke's Children

    Anthony Trollope


Word Origin and History for pseudo-patriotic

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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