militant


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mil·i·tant

 (mĭl′ĭ-tənt)
adj.
1. Fighting or warring.
2. Having a combative character; aggressive, especially in the service of a cause: a militant political activist.
n.
A fighting, warring, or aggressive person or party.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin mīlitāns, mīlitant-, present participle of mīlitāre, to serve as a soldier; see militate.]

mil′i·tance, mil′i·tan·cy n.
mil′i·tant·ly adv.

Militant

(ˈmɪlɪtənt)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) short for Militant Tendency
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member of Militant Tendency

Militant

(ˈmɪlɪtənt)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) short for Militant Tendency
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member of Militant Tendency

mil•i•tant

(ˈmɪl ɪ tənt)

adj.
1. vigorously active, aggressive, and often combative, esp. in support of a cause: militant reformers.
2. engaged in warfare; fighting.
n.
3. a militant person.
4. a person engaged in combat.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin mīlitant-, s. of mīlitāns, present participle of mīlitāre]
mil′i•tan•cy, mil′i•tant•ness, n.
mil′i•tant•ly, adv.

militant

A person who plays an active and aggressive part in supporting a political party or cause.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.militant - a militant reformermilitant - a militant reformer      
Black Muslim - an activist member of a largely American group of Blacks called the Nation of Islam
Black Panther - a member of the Black Panthers political party
crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer - a disputant who advocates reform
Adj.1.militant - disposed to warfare or hard-line policies; "militant nations"; "hawkish congressman"; "warlike policies"
unpeaceful - not peaceful; "unpeaceful times"; "an unpeaceful marriage"
2.militant - showing a fighting disposition; "highly competitive sales representative"; "militant in fighting for better wages for workers"; "his self-assertive and ubiquitous energy"
aggressive - having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; "an aggressive businessman"; "an aggressive basketball player"; "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions"; "aggressive drivers"
3.militant - engaged in warmilitant - engaged in war; "belligerent (or warring) nations"
unpeaceful - not peaceful; "unpeaceful times"; "an unpeaceful marriage"

militant

adjective
noun
1. activist, radical, fighter, partisan, belligerent, combatant The militants were apparently planning a terrorist attack.

militant

adjective
1. Of or engaged in warfare:
Idiom: at war.
2. Inclined to act in a hostile way:
3. Having or showing an eagerness to fight:
Translations
مُحِب للحَرب، مُسْتَعِد للقِتال، مُناضِل
bojovný
mllitant
harîsnúinn, átakagjarn
karingaikaringumaskovingas
kareivīgs

militant

[ˈmɪlɪtənt]
A. ADJ [group, trade union] → militante, combativo; [person, attitude] → combativo
to be in (a) militant moodestar combativo
B. Nmilitante mf
to be a party militantmilitar en un partido

militant

[ˈmɪlɪtənt]
adjmilitant(e)
nmilitant(e) m/f

militant

adjmilitant; to be in (a) militant moodin militanter Stimmung sein
nmilitantes Element; the militants among the studentsdie militanten Studenten

militant

[ˈmɪlɪtnt] adj & nmilitante (m/f)

militant

(ˈmilitənt) adjective
wishing to take, or taking, strong or violent action. militant workers.
ˈmilitantly adverb
ˈmilitancy noun
References in classic literature ?
Is this the still militant old man, standing at the corners of the three kingdoms, on all hands coercing alms of beggars?
So spake the Sovran voice, and Clouds began To darken all the Hill, and smoak to rowl In duskie wreathes, reluctant flames, the signe Of wrauth awak't: nor with less dread the loud Ethereal Trumpet from on high gan blow: At which command the Powers Militant, That stood for Heav'n, in mighty Quadrate joyn'd Of Union irresistible, mov'd on In silence thir bright Legions, to the sound Of instrumental Harmonie that breath'd Heroic Ardor to advent'rous deeds Under thir God-like Leaders, in the Cause Of God and his MESSIAH.
He is a monk of the church militant, I think,'' answered Locksley; ``and there be more of them abroad.
Seeing the ease and security in which these people were living, I felt that this close resemblance of the sexes was after all what one would expect; for the strength of a man and the softness of a woman, the institution of the family, and the differentiation of occupations are mere militant necessities of an age of physical force; where population is balanced and abundant, much childbearing becomes an evil rather than a blessing to the State; where violence comes but rarely and off-spring are secure, there is less necessity--indeed there is no necessity--for an efficient family, and the specialization of the sexes with reference to their children's needs disappears.
The life of a trapper, therefore, is a perpetual state militant, and he must sleep with his weapons in his hands.
Adam, who was by nature of a more militant disposition than his elderly friend, was glad to see that the conference at once assumed a practical trend.
The mass of the crowd was Nationalist, and already in threatening uproar; and a minority of equally angry Intellectuals, led by Armagnac and Brun, only made the majority more militant.
Indeed, who would have supposed that tolerance, sympathy, and a sense of humour would inhabit that militant form?
This was done with the idea of complimenting him, but the doctor had held himself aloof from all the learned bodies--belonging, as he did, to the church militant and not to the church polemical.
She bounded in amongst them, her anxious and militant motherhood making her anything but a pretty sight.
Disciples Militant of the Hidden Faith; Knights-Champions of the
Hillbrook militant had managed somehow to pull itself out and had gone home to medicine its hurts and swear that it had been all night in bed.