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1. Fighting or warring.
2. Having a combative character; aggressive, especially in the service of a cause: a militant political activist.
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.
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بصورةٍ مُقاتِلَه
af harîfylgni
militan gibi


[ˈmɪlɪtəntlɪ] ADV [react, behave] → de forma agresiva or combativa; [nationalist] → radicalmente
to be militantly opposed to sthoponerse radicalmente a algo
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adv (= fiercely)militant; the army is militantly nationalistdie Armee ist militant-nationalistisch
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(ˈmilitənt) adjective
wishing to take, or taking, strong or violent action. militant workers.
ˈmilitantly adverb
ˈmilitancy noun
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