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patriotism

[pey-tree-uh-tiz-uh m or, esp. British, pa-] /ˈpeɪ tri əˌtɪz əm or, esp. British, ˈpæ-/
noun
1.
devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty.
Origin of patriotism
1720-1730
1720-30; patriot + -ism
Related forms
antipatriotism, noun
hyperpatriotism, noun
overpatriotism, noun
propatriotism, noun
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patriotism

/ˈpætrɪəˌtɪzəm/
noun
1.
devotion to one's own country and concern for its defence Compare nationalism
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Word Origin and History for patriotism
n.

1726, from patriot + -ism.

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