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)
adj
1. aggressive or vigorous, esp in the support of a cause: a militant protest.
2. warring; engaged in warfare
n
a militant person
[C15: from Latin mīlitāre to be a soldier, from mīles soldier]
ˈmilitancy, ˈmilitantness n
ˈmilitantly adv

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
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