Definition of Militant

1. Noun. A militant reformer.

Exact synonyms: Activist
Specialized synonyms: Black Muslim, Black Panther
Generic synonyms: Crusader, Meliorist, Reformer, Reformist, Social Reformer
Specialized synonyms: Malcolm Little, Malcolm X
Derivative terms: Activism, Activist



2. Adjective. Disposed to warfare or hard-line policies. "Warlike policies"
Exact synonyms: Hawkish, Warlike
Similar to: Unpeaceful
Derivative terms: Hawkishness

3. Adjective. Showing a fighting disposition. "His self-assertive and ubiquitous energy"
Exact synonyms: Competitive
Similar to: Aggressive
Derivative terms: Competitiveness, Militance, Militancy

4. Adjective. Engaged in war. "Belligerent (or warring) nations"
Exact synonyms: Belligerent, War-ridden, Warring
Similar to: Unpeaceful
Derivative terms: Belligerency, Belligerent

Definition of Militant

1. a. Engaged in warfare; fighting; combating; serving as a soldier.

Definition of Militant

1. Adjective. aggressive or combative ¹

2. Adjective. fighting or warlike; belligerent ¹

3. Adjective. Active in an aggressive way in support of a political or social cause (often associated with extreme left-wing politics). ¹

4. Noun. An aggressive or fighting person. ¹

5. Noun. One who serves as a soldier. ¹

6. Noun. One who supports a Trotskyite political view or engages in aggressive left-wing politics. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Militant

1. a person who is aggressively engaged in a cause [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Militant

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milieu therapy
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milieux
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miliola
miliolite
miliolites
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militance
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militant (current term)
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militaries
militarily
militariness
militarisation

Literary usage of Militant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Human Rights Crisis in Kashmir: A Pattern of Impunity by Asia Watch Committee (U.S.), Physicians for Human Rights (U.S., Asia Watch Committee (U.S., Human Rights Watch (Organization), Physicians for Human Rights (U.S.) (1993)
"If a militant or resident in that area is suspected of being an informer or of ... The Icx-al militant commander has die responsibility of deciding ..."

2. The Good Man and the Good: An Introduction to Ethics by Mary Whiton Calkins (1918)
"The militant Man By militant virtue is meant that checking of instinctive conformity and surrender and that incitement of instinctive pugnacity which ..."

3. The Past in the Present: What is Civilization? by Arthur Mitchell (1881)
"Among other ways in which these two activities are distinguished from each other there is this—that the first, the militant, involves what has been called a ..."

4. Jailed for Freedom by Doris Stevens (1920)
"The militant spirit was in her many early protests. Sometimes these protests were supported by one or two followers; more often they were solitary protests. ..."

5. The Christian Faith Personally Given in a System of Doctrine by Olin Alfred Curtis (1905)
"THE CHURCH militant HAVING considered the church in its sacraments, in its organism, and in its essential relation to the kingdom of God, ..."

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