militarism

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈmɪlɪtərɪzəm/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈmɪlɪtəˌrɪzəm/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(mili tə riz′əm)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
mil•i•ta•rism /ˈmɪlɪtəˌrɪzəm/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. a strong military spirit or policy;
    maintenance of a large military establishment.
mil•i•ta•rist, n. [countable]
mil•i•ta•ris•tic, adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
mil•i•ta•rism  (mili tə riz′əm),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a strong military spirit or policy.
  2. the principle or policy of maintaining a large military establishment.
  3. the tendency to regard military efficiency as the supreme ideal of the state and to subordinate all other interests to those of the military.
  • Latin mīlitār(is) military) + -isme -ism
  • French militarisme, equivalent. to militar- (
  • 1860–65

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
militarism /ˈmɪlɪtəˌrɪzəm/ n
  1. military spirit; pursuit of military ideals
  2. domination by the military in the formulation of policies, ideals, etc, esp on a political level
  3. a policy of maintaining a strong military organization in aggressive preparedness for war
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