patriotism etymology

English word patriotism comes from English -ism, English patriot

Detailed word origin of patriotism

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ism English (eng) (medicine) Used to form names of conditions or syndromes. Used to form names of a tendency of behaviour, action, state, condition or opinion belonging to a class or group of persons, or the result of a doctrine, ideology or principle or lack thereof.. Used to form names of ideologies expressing belief in the superiority of a certain class within the concept expressed by the root word, or a [...]
patriot English (eng) (archaic) A fellow countryman, a compatriot.. A person who loves and zealously supports and defends their country.
patriotism English (eng) Love of one's country; devotion to the welfare of one's compatriots; passion which inspires one to serve one's country.. The actions of a patriot. The desire to compete with other nations; nationalism.

Words with the same origin as patriotism

Descendants of -ism
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