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Definition of "patriotic" []

  • Feeling, expressing, or inspired by love for one's country. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "patriotic" in a sentence
  • "Two schools did just that earlier this week banning what they called patriotic clothing and flags."
  • "In his room I observed a vast quantity of English books, and on his chimney stood what he called a patriotic clock, the dial of which was placed between two pyramids, on which were inscribed the names of republican authors, and on the top of one was that of our countryman, Mr. Thomas Paine -- whom, by the way, I understand you intended to exhibit in a much more conspicuous and less tranquil situation."
  • "Perhaps he may have some of what he calls his patriotic friends with him."