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Unpatriotic Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    unpatriotic adj : showing lack of love for your country [syn: disloyal] [ant: patriotic]
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Unpatriotic'


Patriotism is a love and devotion to a country or homeland for no other reason than being a resident there. Patriotism, however, has had different meanings over time, and its meaning is highly dependent upon context, geography, and philosophy.

It is a related sentiment to nationalism, but nationalism is not necessarily an inherent part of patriotism.

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

Among the ancient Greeks, patriotism consisted of notions concerning language, religious ritual, ethics, law, and devotion to the common good, rather than pure identification with the state or polis. In pre-Christian antiquity, politics and the institutions of the state were inseparable from religion. Varro identified the sphere of overlap between the society or the state and religion as civil theology (contrasting with natural theology and mythical theology). Loyalty to one's state, the laws, and one's fellow citizens was an act of piety parallel to filial piety expected within a family. Plato's Euthyphro discusses the dilemma that arises when the demands of patriotic piety clash with those of filial piety.

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  • Labour condemns Michael Gove's 'crass' comments on first world war
    Tristram Hunt says education secretary's attack on 'unpatriotic' views is a shocking attempt at political point-scoring Labour has accused the government of using the centenary of the start of the first world war to "sow political division" after the education secretary, Michael Gove, tore into "leftwing academics" for peddling unpa Read more on this news related to 'Unpatriotic'
  • Taliban criticise media for unpatriotic admiration of Sachin Tendulkar
    Video statement by militants says Indian batsman's qualities 'should not be highlighted because it is against our motherland' They already hate schoolgirl education activists and regularly issue statements against a government they are trying to topple. But now the Pakistani Taliban have found a new target for their anger: unpatriotic media admiration Read more on this news related to 'Unpatriotic'
  • Narendra Modi's comment unpatriotic, says Defence Minister A K Antony
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