Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Feeling, expressing, or inspired by love for one's country.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Inspired by patriotism; actuated by love of one's country; zealously and unselfishly devoted to the service of one's country; as, a patriotic statesman, vigilance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Inspired by patriotism; actuated by love of one's country; zealously and unselfishly devoted to the service of one's country.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of patriotism; actuated by the love of country.
  • Inspired by the love of one's country; directed to the public safety and welfare.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. inspired by love for your country

Etymologies

From the Late Latin patriōticus, from the Ancient Greek πατριωτικός (patriōtikos), from πατριώτης (patriōtēs); compare the French patriotique. (Wiktionary)

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  • Latin Root of ' Patriotic' is Pater or Patris which means Father/ Fatherood.

    October 22, 2013

  • Seen at Slate.com (here's a link):
    "Barack Obama is a PATRIOTIC AMERICAN. He has one HAND over his HEART at all times. He occasionally switches when one arm gets tired, which is almost never because he is STRONG."

    October 7, 2008