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patriotic definition

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This page has two definitions of patriotic in English and Romanian, Moldavian, Moldovan. Patriotic is an adjective. Examples of how to use patriotic in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

See also: patriòtic

English patriotic definition

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Etymology

From French patriotique, from Late Latin patriōticus, from Ancient Greek πατριωτικός (patriōtikós), from πατριώτης (patriṓtēs).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpæt.ɹi.ɒ.tɪk/, /ˈpeɪ.tɹi.ɒ.tɪk/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpeɪ.tɹi.ɑ.tɪk/
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Adjective

patriotic (comparative more patriotic, superlative most patriotic)

  1. Inspired by or showing patriotism; done out of love of one's country; zealously and unselfishly devoted to the service of one's country
    a patriotic statesman
    a patriotic song
    • 1885Gilbert & Sullivan, The Mikado
      But if patriotic sentiment is wanted,
      I've patriotic ballads cut and dried;
      For where'er our country's banner may be planted,
      All other local banners are defied!

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Romanian patriotic definition

Etymology

From French patriotique.

Adjective

patriotic m or n (feminine singular patriotică, masculine plural patriotici, feminine and neuter plural patriotice)

  1. patriotic

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