Patriotic
Patriotic Pa`tri*ot"ic, a. [Cf. F. patriotique, Gr. ? belonging to a fellow-countryman.] 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • patriotic — PATRIÓTIC, Ă, patriotici, ce, adj. Pătruns de patriotism, plin de dragoste şi de devotament faţă de patrie şi de popor; care exprimă, care demonstrează patriotism. [pr.: tri o ] – Din fr. patriotique, it. patriotico. Trimis de valeriu, 03.02.2004 …   Dicționar Român

  • patriotic — index faithful (loyal), loyal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • patriotic — (adj.) 1757, from PATRIOT (Cf. patriot) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • patriotic — [[t]pæ̱triɒ̱tɪk, pe͟ɪt [/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is patriotic loves their country and feels very loyal towards it. Woosnam is fiercely patriotic... The crowd sang Land of Hope and Glory and other patriotic songs. Ant: unpatriotic …   English dictionary

  • patriotic — adjective Inspired by patriotism; actuated by love of ones country; zealously and unselfishly devoted to the service of ones country; as, a patriotic statesman, vigilance. But if patriotic sentiment is wanted …   Wiktionary

  • patriotic — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ▪ feel ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc …   Collocations dictionary

  • patriotic — pat|ri|ot|ic [ˌpætriˈɔtık, ˌpeı US ˌpeıtriˈa:tık] adj having or expressing a great love of your country →↑nationalistic ▪ patriotic songs ▪ I m not very patriotic. >patriotism [ˈpætriətızəm, ˈpeı US ˈpeı ] n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • patriotic — adjective having or expressing a great love of your country: good patriotic Americans | patriotic songs patriotism noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • patriotic — patriotically, adv. /pay tree ot ik/ or, esp. Brit., /pa /, adj. 1. of, like, suitable for, or characteristic of a patriot. 2. expressing or inspired by patriotism: a patriotic ode. [1645 55; < LL patrioticus < Gk patriotikós. See PATRIOT, IC] *… …   Universalium

  • patriotic — pa|tri|ot|ic [ ,peıtri atık ] adjective feeling a lot of love, respect, and duty toward your country: a patriotic young Russian …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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