[pey-tree-uh-tiz-uhm or, esp. British, pa-]
devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty.
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Patriotism is an attachment to a homeland. This attachment can be viewed in
terms of different features relating to one's own homeland, including ethnic,
Define patriotism: love that people feel for their country — patriotism in a
Patriotism definition, devoted love, support, and defense of one's country;
national loyalty. See more.
There are, actually, a lot of ways to demonstrate your patriotism. Waving the flag
is an obvious way, but anything that celebrates your country or makes it stronger
Jul 1, 2016 ... Patriotism these days is like Christmas—lots of people caught up in a festive
atmosphere replete with lights and spectacles. We hear reminders ...
Sep 16, 2016 ... There's been a sharp decline in American patriotism. Today, only 52 percent of
Americans are “extremely proud” of their country, a historical ...
pa·tri·ot·ism n. Love of and devotion to one's country. American Heritage®
Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton
Patriotism is devotion to one's own country and concern for its defence.
Frequently compared or contrasted with nationalism, which is devotion to one's