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 Dictionary entry overview: What does patriotism mean? 

  The noun PATRIOTISM has 1 sense:

1. love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it

  Familiarity information: PATRIOTISM used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1patriotism [BACK TO TOP]


Love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


nationalism; patriotism

Context examples:

they rode the same wave of popular patriotism / British nationalism was in the air and patriotic sentiments ran high

Hypernyms ("patriotism" is a kind of...):

loyalty; trueness (the quality of being loyal)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "patriotism"):

Americanism (loyalty to the USA and its institutions)

chauvinism; jingoism; superpatriotism; ultranationalism (fanatical patriotism)

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