patriotic compatriots

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Hi all,

Is it redundant to say "patriotic compatriots"? My friend seemed to think so but I disagree, because compatriots are not necessarily patriotic; a compatriot is simply someone who comes from the same country as you.

Am I right?
  • kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    Even if all that's true, I still wouldn't say it. It's very awkward phrasing.
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