Meaning of “patriotic” in the English Dictionary

"patriotic" in British English

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uk /ˌpæt.riˈɒt.ɪk/ /ˌpeɪ.triˈɒt.ɪk/ us /ˌpeɪ.triˈɑː.t̬ɪk/

showing love for your country and being proud of it:

patriotic fervour/pride
Many Americans felt it was their patriotic duty to buy bonds to support the war effort.
adverb uk /ˌpæt.riˈɒt.ɪ.kəl.i/ /ˌpeɪ.triˈɒt.ɪ.kəl.i/ us /ˌpeɪ.triˈɑː.t̬ɪ.kəl.i/

(Definition of “patriotic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)