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 ?
A flag will cultivate a spirit of patriotism, Marilla.
Patriotism consists in a brief impulse of forgetfulness of self and self-interest, while Christianity is a complete system of opposition to the depraved tendencies of mankind.
My Cabinet Selections were all made before our former interview, but you have supplied a noble instance of patriotism in subordinating your personal preferences to the general good.
This convention composed of men who possessed the confidence of the people, and many of whom had become highly distinguished by their patriotism, virtue and wisdom, in times which tried the minds and hearts of men, undertook the arduous task.
Notwithstanding his rather condescending attitude towards patriotism he had been adopted as the national poet, and seemed since the war of seventy to be one of the most significant glories of national unity.
But I tell you that patriotism as we understand it is a deeper thing.
Discussing the matter with him, a mere boy, I should be in perfect safety; for he would know nothing of the Proclamation of the Council; whereas I could not feel sure that my Sons -- so greatly did their patriotism and reverence for the Circles predominate over mere blind affection -- might not feel compelled to hand me over to the Prefect, if they found me seriously maintaining the seditious heresy of the Third Dimension.
Policy, the bane of artists demanded it, and so, for the sake of a thousand issues and a common front to the common foe, he placed the love of his life upon the altar of his patriotism, and went, a broken-hearted man, into the long exile.
That, Virtue, as had been observed by the poets (in many passages which he well knew the jury would have, word for word, at the tips of their tongues; whereat the jury's countenances displayed a guilty consciousness that they knew nothing about the passages), was in a manner contagious; more especially the bright virtue known as patriotism, or love of country.
Hunsden, you are a more unpractical man than I am an unpractical woman, for you don't acknowledge what really exists; you want to annihilate individual patriotism and national greatness as an atheist would annihilate God and his own soul, by denying their existence.
But it was nice to see that any unpleasantness he had endured in his native land had not impaired his ardent patriotism.
It was his noble patriotism, of which he made a great display, that had rendered him so interesting in Aglaya's eyes.