Synonyms of 'patriotism'
nationalismDictionary, loyalty, flag-waving (informal)
He has joined the army out of a sense of patriotism.
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country– prior to his execution by the British in 1776]
It is a sweet and honourable thing to die for your country (dulce et decorum est pro patria mori)– Odes]
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel
And so, my fellow Americans; ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world; ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man– inaugural address]
England expects that every man will do his duty– said at the Battle of Trafalgar]
What do I mean by patriotism in the context of our times? ... a sense of national responsibility ... a patriotism which is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime– speech to the American Legion Convention]
Never was patriot yet, but was a fool– Absalom and Achitophel]
That kind of patriotism which consists in hating all other nations– Sylvia's Lovers]
You'll never have a quiet world until you knock the patriotism out of the human race– O'Flaherty V.C.]
Our country, right or wrong!– toast]
If I should die, think only this of me, That there's some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England– The Soldier]
Patriotism is a lively sense of collective responsibility. Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on its own dunghill– The Colonel's Daughter]
patriotism: combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name– The Devil's Dictionary]
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Jingoism is a strong and unreasonable belief in the superiority of your own country.
an outpouring of militaristic jingoism
Loyalty is the quality of staying firm in your friendship or support for someone or something.
I have sworn an oath of loyalty to the monarchy.
You can refer to a person's great love for their nation as nationalism. It is often associated with the belief that a particular nation is better than any other nation, and in this case is often used showing disapproval.
This kind of fierce nationalism is a volatile force.
Thesaurus for patriotism from the Collins English Thesaurus
Patriotism is love for your country and loyalty towards it.