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patriotic (adj.)

1650s, "of one's own country," from French patriotique or directly from Late Latin patrioticus, from Greek patriotikos, from patriotes (see patriot). Meaning "full of patriotism, supporting one's own country; directed to the public safety and welfare" is from 1757. Related: Patriotical.

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Definitions of patriotic

patriotic (adj.)
inspired by love for your country;
Synonyms: loyal
From wordnet.princeton.edu