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Loyalty vs. Patriotism

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Main Difference

The main difference between Loyalty and Patriotism is that the Loyalty is a faithfulness or a devotion to a person, country, group, or cause and Patriotism is a devotion to one's country.

Wikipedia
  • Loyalty (noun)

    The state of being loyal; fidelity.

  • Loyalty (noun)

    Faithfulness or devotion to some person, cause or nation.

  • Patriotism (noun)

    Love of one's country; devotion to the welfare of one's compatriots; passion which inspires one to serve one's country.

  • Patriotism (noun)

    The actions of a patriot

  • Patriotism (noun)

    The desire to compete with other nations; nationalism.

Wiktionary
  • Loyalty (noun)

    the quality of being loyal

    "his extreme loyalty to the Crown"

  • Loyalty (noun)

    a strong feeling of support or allegiance

    "rows with in-laws are distressing because they cause divided loyalties"

  • Patriotism (noun)

    the quality of being patriotic; devotion to and vigorous support for one's country

    "a highly decorated officer of unquestionable integrity and patriotism"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Loyalty (noun)

    The state or quality of being loyal; fidelity to a superior, or to duty, love, etc.

  • Patriotism (noun)

    Love of country; devotion to the welfare of one's country; the virtues and actions of a patriot; the passion which inspires one to serve one's country.

Webster Dictionary
  • Loyalty (noun)

    the quality of being loyal

  • Loyalty (noun)

    feelings of allegiance

  • Loyalty (noun)

    the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action;

    "his long commitment to public service"

    "they felt no loyalty to a losing team"

  • Patriotism (noun)

    love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it

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