Definitions for: Patriotism


[n] love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it



Webster (1913) Definition: Pa"tri*ot*ism, n. [Cf. F. patriotisme.]
Love of country; devotion to the welfare of one's country;
the virtues and actions of a patriot; the passion which
inspires one to serve one's country. --Berkley.

Synonyms: nationalism

See Also: Americanism, chauvinism, jingoism, loyalty, superpatriotism, ultranationalism

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