militancy

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈmɪlɪtənsi/US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈmɪlɪtənsi/


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
mil•i•tan•cy /ˈmɪlɪtənsi/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]
  • the actions of militant people:The police weren't prepared for the militancy of the demonstrators.

  • WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
    mil•i•tant /ˈmɪlɪtənt/USA pronunciation   adj. 
    1. strongly aggressive and often combative, esp. in support of a cause:militant reformers.
    2. engaged in warfare;
      fighting.

    n. [countable]
    1. a militant person:Militants staged violent demonstrations.
    mil•i•tant•ly, adv. 

    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
    mil•i•tant  (mili tənt),USA pronunciation adj. 
    1. vigorously active and aggressive, esp. in support of a cause:militant reformers.
    2. engaged in warfare;
      fighting.

    n. 
    1. a militant person.
    2. a person engaged in warfare or combat.
    mili•tan•cy, mili•tant•ness, n. 
    mili•tant•ly, adv. 
    • Latin mīlitant- (stem of mīlitāns), present participle of mīlitāre to serve as a soldier. See militate, -ant
    • late Middle English 1375–1425
      • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged belligerent, combative, contentious. See  fanatic. 

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