militant

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈmɪlɪtənt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈmɪlɪtənt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(mili tənt)


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. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
militant /ˈmɪlɪtənt/ adj
  1. aggressive or vigorous, esp in the support of a cause
  2. warring; engaged in warfare
n
  1. a militant person
Etymology: 15th Century: from Latin mīlitāre to be a soldier, from mīles soldier

ˈmilitancy, rare ˈmilitantness n ˈmilitantly adv
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