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Meaning of MILITANT

Pronunciation:  'militunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a militant reformer
  2. [adj]  showing a fighting disposition without self-seeking; "highly competitive sales representative"; "militant in fighting for better wages for workers"; "his self-assertive and ubiquitous energy"
  3. [adj]  engaged in war; "belligerent (or warring) nations"; "a fighting war"

MILITANT is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: activist, aggressive, belligerent, competitive, fighting, unpeaceful, war-ridden, warring
 See Also: Black Muslim, Black Panther, crusader, Malcolm Little, Malcolm X, meliorist, reformer, reformist



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mil"i*tant\, a. [L. militans, -antis, p. pr. of
militare to be soldier: cf. F. militant. See {Militate}.]
Engaged in warfare; fighting; combating; serving as a
soldier. -- {Mil"i*tant*ly}, adv.

      At which command the powers militant . . . Moved on in
      silence.                                 --Milton.

{Church militant}, the Christian church on earth, which is
   supposed to be engaged in a constant warfare against its
   enemies, and is thus distinguished from the church
   triumphant, in heaven.

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