Definition of patriotism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpeɪtriətɪzəm//
, also BrE//ˈpætriətɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpeɪtriətɪzəm//
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love of your country and willingness to defend it a wave of patriotism The early war poems promoted patriotism, justice and principle.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: patriotism