superpatriotism


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superpatriotism

(ˌsuːpəˈpeɪtrɪəˌtɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the quality of being superpatriotic
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superpatriotism

excessive patriotism. — superpatriot, n. — superpatriotic, adj.
See also: Nationalism
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Noun1.superpatriotism - fanatical patriotismsuperpatriotism - fanatical patriotism      
nationalism, patriotism - love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it; "they rode the same wave of popular patriotism"; "British nationalism was in the air and patriotic sentiments ran high"
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