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Patriotism Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it; "they rode the same wave of popular patriotism"; "British nationalism was in the air and patriotic sentiments ran high"

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Patriotism Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Patriotism means loyalty of person to his/her own nation or the leaders of nation. A patriot is a person who is on the side of his/her own nation or its leaders. Patriotism is different from nationalism. Nationalist thinks that every ethnic group should have its own nation, so nations are to serve the people. In other words in nationalism the nation is just a tool to have freedom for an ethnic group, while in patriotism the nation itself is the highest value.

A patriot may also be loyal to imperialist or colonialist nations, while nationalism is opposed to imperialism or colonialism.

The English term "patriot" is first known from the Elizabethan era, via Middle French from Late Latin (6th century) patriota "countryman", ultimately from Greek πατριώτης (patriōtēs) "countryman", from πατρίς (patris), "fatherland". The abstract noun patriotism appears in the early 18th century..

'Patriotism' example sentence in quotations

* You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race. - George Bernard Shaw

* When a whole nation is roaring Patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

* One of the great attractions of patriotism -- it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous. - Aldous Huxley

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Patriotism Sample Sentences in News

  • In Greece, folk music and patriotism soothe wounded national pride
    With its dignity battered by six years of "humiliation" at the hands of its international creditors, cash-strapped Greece is turning to folk music and patriotism to restore its injured national pride. Since taking power in January on a wave of anti-austerity sentiment, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has repeatedly hammered home his intention to do whateve Read more on this news related to 'Patriotism'
  • Lisa Nandy's speech on the Left, patriotism and solidarity.
    Lisa Nandy's speech on the Left, patriotism and solidarity. Read more on this news related to 'Patriotism'
  • Minorities' patriotism beyond reproach, says Rajnath
    New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The patriotism of religious minorities in India cannot be questioned, Home Minister Rajnath Singh declared on Monday, and stated that only the Narendra Modi government can ensure their security. "We cannot question the patriotic sentiments of the minority communities," Rajnath Singh told the media at the 10th annual conference Read more on this news related to 'Patriotism'

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