of, like, suitable for, or characteristic of a .
expressing or inspired by :
a patriotic ode.
Jimi was doing something beautiful with the song and put his twist on it to give it a patriotic feel.
Meet Madison Rising, the Band Behind Sarah Palin’s New Theme Song Ben Jacobs March 28, 2014
Presidents’ Day, a patriotic holiday for most, is just an excuse for some Wingnuts to ask God to kill Barack Obama.
Praying for Obama’s Death John Avlon February 13, 2010
The patriotic song, written by Washington attorney Francis Scott Key, had been popular ever since it was written in August 1814.
Star-Spangled Confederates: How Southern Sympathizers Decided Our National Anthem Jefferson Morley July 3, 2013
In the patriotic pre-inaugural enthusiasm, President-elect Obama was enjoying approval ratings approaching 70 percent.
How Rush Gets It Wrong John Avlon February 28, 2010
patriotic hackers, as the name implies, are people who wage cyberwarfare in the name of a country.
Is New York Times Hacking Just the Beginning? Sam Schlinkert January 31, 2013
Those ‘patriotic Englishmen’ are, many of them, in high positions.
The Doctor of Pimlico William Le Queux
Nevertheless you fulfilled a noble, sacred and patriotic duty.
Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863 Adam Gurowski
And yet our Esther is a heroine—capable, energetic, brave, and patriotic.
Expositor’s Bible: Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther Walter Adeney
In that time I let my beard grow, and trained my hair into a patriotic unkemptness.
The Trampling of the Lilies Rafael Sabatini
“No boy so patriotic as you are should have a name like that,” he said.
The Children of France Ruth Royce
1650s, “of one’s own country,” from French patriotique or directly from Late Latin patrioticus, from Greek patriotikos, from patriotes (see patriot). Meaning “loyal, supporting one’s own country” is from 1757. Related: Patriotical.
devoted love, support, and defense of one’s country; national loyalty. Contemporary Examples The party hinted at a lack of patriotism when Gorbachev celebrated his 80th birthday in London. Gorbachev Lashes Out at Putin Anna Nemtsova August 21, 2011 Powell possessed a powerful sense of loyalty and duty and patriotism, all of which meant that he […]
(in a mollusk) located opposite the foot.
reversed peristaltic action of the intestines, by which their contents are carried upward. noun (physiol) contractions of the intestine that force the contents in the opposite direction to the normal antiperistalsis an·ti·per·i·stal·sis (ān’tē-pěr’ĭ-stôl’sĭs, -stāl’-, ān’tī-) n. See reversed peristalsis.
a deadly or virulent epidemic disease. . something that is considered harmful, destructive, or evil. Contemporary Examples If you have dead bodies, pestilence, lice, with a 90 temperature–mosquitoes, flies–then you have serious problems. Haiti’s Grisly Problem Cyril Wecht January 18, 2010 In dramatic lore their names are Death, Destruction, pestilence, and Famine. New York City […]