patriotic

[ pey-tree-ot-ik or, especially British, pa- ]
/ ˌpeɪ triˈɒt ɪk or, especially British, ˌpæ- /

adjective

of, like, suitable for, or characteristic of a patriot.
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

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Example sentences from the Web for patriotic

  • Hence the name jingo applied to that ultra-patriotic section of the population which, in war-time, attends to the shouting.

  • It would, however, be an exaggeration to say that Russia—apart from the ultra-patriotic Press—was violently excited.

  • The craze for everything foreign, so marked under the rule of Catherine II., now gave place to ultra-patriotic enthusiasm.

    The Russian Opera|Rosa Newmarch
  • But the Duke was not prepared to follow his friend to-night into sentimental, ultra-patriotic bypaths.

    The Tangled Skein|Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy