Denotative Meaning: Having or showing great love and support for your country: having or showing patriotism Connotative Meaning: Showing pride for something you cherish.
They supported the war with a fierce patriotism. • The children were very patriotic.
Work cited https://www.google.com/search?q=Patriotic&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=67gQU8uuJ8HakQeZwYCoCA&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1280&bih=897#imgdii=_ http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patriotic Online Dictionary Entry: “Patriotic.” www.merriam-webster.com . Merriam-webster, 2014. Web. 25 February 2014