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Patriotic carries a positive feeling, suggesting admiration and pride for one's country. SlideWearing a flag pin is a simple patriotic gesture.
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Patriotic is often used to describe actions or sentiments that express strong emotions for one's country. SlideThe crowd's patriotic cheers intensified as the athletes raised the flag.
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Being patriotic can mean different things in different cultures, usually tied to national customs or values. SlideOn Independence Day, it's a patriotic tradition to watch fireworks.