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Definition of "patriotism" []

  • Love of and devotion to one's country. (noun)

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 "patriotism" in a sentence
  • "As in patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels."
  • "Here is what Goldberg writes today about the term patriotism and how Barack Obama, according to Goldberg, is not really a patriot at all:"
  • "To the Cheneys of the world, the term patriotism means being an american right winger and a nazi."