patriotism

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pa·tri·ot·ism

 (pā′trē-ə-tĭz′əm)
n.
Love of and devotion to one's country.

patriotism

(ˈpætrɪəˌtɪzəm)
n
devotion to one's own country and concern for its defence. Compare nationalism

pa•tri•ot•ism

(ˈpeɪ tri əˌtɪz əm; esp. Brit. ˈpæ-)

n.
devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty.
[1720–30]

patriotism

a devoted love, support, and defense of one’s country; national loyalty. — patriot, n. — patriotic, adj.
See also: Nationalism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.patriotism - love of country and willingness to sacrifice for itpatriotism - 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"
loyalty, trueness - the quality of being loyal
Americanism - loyalty to the United States and its institutions

patriotism

noun nationalism, loyalty, flag-waving (informal), jingoism, love of your country He has joined the army out of a sense of patriotism.
Quotations
"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country" [Nathan Hale prior to his execution by the British in 1776]
"It is a sweet and honourable thing to die for your country (dulce et decorum est pro patria mori)" [Horace Odes]
"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel" [Dr. Johnson]
"And so, my fellow Americans; ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world; ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man" [John F. Kennedy inaugural address]
"England expects that every man will do his duty" [Horatio Nelson said at the Battle of Trafalgar]
"What do I mean by patriotism in the context of our times? ... a sense of national responsibility ... a patriotism which is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime" [Adlai Stevenson speech to the American Legion Convention]
"Never was patriot yet, but was a fool" [John Dryden Absalom and Achitophel]
"That kind of patriotism which consists in hating all other nations" [Elizabeth Gaskell Sylvia's Lovers]
"You'll never have a quiet world until you knock the patriotism out of the human race" [George Bernard Shaw O'Flaherty V.C.]
"Our country, right or wrong!" [Stephen Decatur toast]
"If I should die, think only this of me,"
"That there's some corner of a foreign field"
"That is for ever England" [Rupert Brooke The Soldier]
"Patriotism is a lively sense of collective responsibility. Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on its own dunghill" [Richard Aldington The Colonel's Daughter]
"patriotism: combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name" [Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary]
Translations
وَطَنِيَّه، حُب الوَطَن
vlastenectví
patriotisme
isänmaallisuus
domoljubljepatriotizamrodoljublje
hazaszeretet
òjóîrækni, föîurlandsást
愛国主義愛国心
domoljubljepatriotizamrodoljubljeдомољубљепатриотизам
vatanseverlik

patriotism

[ˈpætrɪətɪzəm] Npatriotismo m

patriotism

[ˈpeɪtriətɪzəm] npatriotisme m

patriotism

patriotism

[ˈpætrɪəˌtɪzm] npatriottismo

patriot

(ˈpeitriət) , (ˈpatriət) noun
a person who loves (and serves) his country. Many terrorists consider themselves to be patriots fighting for freedom.
patriotic (pӕtriˈotik) , ((especially American) pei-) adjective
(negative unpatriotic) having or showing great love for one's country. He is so patriotic that he refuses to buy anything made abroad.
ˌpatriˈotically adverb
ˈpatriotism (ˈpӕ-) , ((especially American) ˈpei-) noun
(the showing of) great love for one's country.
References in classic literature ?
It is a question too serious to national pride, if not to national interests, to be slurred over; and every year is adding to the difficulties which environ it.
Their national pride held him up as the Mithridates of the Republic.
That we felt a personal pride in being received as the representatives of a nation, we do not deny; that we felt a national pride in the warm cordiality of that reception, can not be doubted.
Rosenblat uses her natural voice, but her sensitive reading heightens the poignancy of the lives of these ordinary people as they struggle to preserve their values and their national pride.
WHY is it when the English have an out-pouring of national pride we have to defend our stance to others?
baseball team is an object of national pride inspiring rabid debate on its chances in the World Baseball Classic, the way, for Englishmen, the English soccer team focuses a country's attention heading into a World Cup.
The rise in national pride in those two Celtic nations has given the English an example they at last seem prepared to follow.
This is great as long as we remember that football should always be a focus for national pride rather than an excuse for bad behaviour.
And yet, without being exactly melancholic, the tone of this exhibition, half documentary and half artistic fiction, indicated some a mbivalence toward the way these athletes' effort and dedication are exploited in a country governed by a dictator, even if he offers national pride rather than wealth as a reward.
Any national pride in Wales is looking more ridiculous by the day.
Author of a study of the industrial transformation of Liege, Leboutte draws his most interesting examples from the history of Belgium, and the reader is occasionally struck by traces of national pride, a good corrective to French "Belgian jokes": "On the continent, Belgium was going to provide a model of the institution from which the other nations, even France, will learn" (22); "Throughout the nineteenth century, the Cockerill factory will be regarded as the model of a modern metallurgical firm" (78).
In words that might be heeded in all our nations, Australia's Governor-General, Sir William Deane, said, `Where there is no room for national pride or national shame about the past, there can be no national soul.

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