Definition of patriotism in English:

patriotism

noun

mass noun
  • The quality of being patriotic; vigorous support for one's country.

    ‘a highly decorated officer of unquestionable integrity and patriotism’
    • ‘In all cases, nationalism and patriotism proved powerful cement for bonding the state with society.’
    • ‘Is patriotism and nationalism even relevant anymore, or is this another form of tribalism?’
    • ‘In times of war, the distinction between patriotism and nationalism vanishes.’
    • ‘Politicians of all persuasions are calling for national unity and patriotism.’
    • ‘This would be a problem, because there are a lot of issues concerning patriotism and notions of nation.’
    • ‘In the face of this lack of true patriotism and support, of what use is money?’
    • ‘She might have added Spenser's Britomart, whose name indicates both her patriotism and her warlike character.’
    • ‘Why would they ask us to prove our patriotism and support for the United States?’
    • ‘It's a bizarre concept that intertwines issues of patriotism and sporting chauvinism.’
    • ‘I suppose I have seen so many people behave stupidly because of some notion of nationalism or patriotism that it just annoys me.’
    • ‘What I like about the film is that it is just about war, not about the nationalism or patriotism associated with it.’
    • ‘The veteran did not forget to slip in a message or two about such things as character development and patriotism.’
    • ‘In the midst of such simple-minded patriotism, the quality of the acting seems pretty immaterial.’
    • ‘The patriotism characteristic of Americans is visible everywhere.’
    • ‘There's a lot of patriotism here, and a lot of it is new patriotism, uncertain patriotism.’
    • ‘I don't see it as a motivation tool, national pride or patriotism.’
    • ‘Into this steaming pot are thrown various statements about religion, culture, nationhood and patriotism.’
    • ‘If I ruled the world, nationalism and patriotism would be abolished.’
    • ‘Some let religions guide them, others seek worth for their lives in patriotism and nationalism.’
    • ‘To set against this there were many examples of patriotism and patriotic fervour in the town at this time.’
    nationalism, patriotic sentiment, allegiance to one's country, loyalty to one's country, loyalism
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Pronunciation

patriotism

/ˈpeɪtrɪətɪz(ə)m/