Patriotism

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Patriotism Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it

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  • 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


  • NegaraKu in cinemas ― fostering patriotism or tokenism?
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 ― A federal agency’s proposal to make the national anthem a permanent fixture in cinemas has sparked debate over its efficacy in cultivating patriotism among Malaysians.... Read more on this news related to 'Patriotism'
  • Modi's remarks about Muslims' patriotism politically motivated: Maya
    Lucknow : Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement about patriotism of Muslims as guided by "petty political interests" BSP president  Mayawati today alleged doubts on it were natural as the behaviour of his partymen towards the minority community was the opposite.      "Doubts over Narendra Modi's statement on the patriotism of Read more on this news related to 'Patriotism'
  • Brown appeals to Scots' patriotism for vote against split
    Glasgow (AFP) - Former British prime minister Gordon Brown appealed to wartime patriotism at a rally in Glasgow on Wednesday, calling on Scots to reject independence in a momentous referendum less than a day away. Read more on this news related to 'Patriotism'

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