patriotic

See also: patriòtic

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EtymologyEdit

From French patriotique, from Late Latin patriōticus, from Ancient Greek πατριωτικός (patriōtikós), from πατριώτης (patriṓtēs).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpæt.ɹi.ɒ.tɪk/, /ˈpeɪ.tɹi.ɒ.tɪk/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpeɪ.t(ʃ)ɹi.ɑ.tɪk/
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AdjectiveEdit

patriotic (comparative more patriotic, superlative most patriotic)

  1. Inspired by or showing patriotism; done out of love of one's country; zealously and unselfishly devoted to the service of one's country
    a patriotic statesman
    a patriotic song
    • 1885Gilbert & Sullivan, The Mikado
      But if patriotic sentiment is wanted,
      I've patriotic ballads cut and dried;
      For where'er our country's banner may be planted,
      All other local banners are defied!

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