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English adjective: militant

1. militant disposed to warfare or hard-line policies

SamplesMilitant nations.
Hawkish congressman.
Warlike policies.

Synonymshawkish, warlike


Antonymspeaceful, peaceable

2. militant showing a fighting disposition

SamplesHighly competitive sales representative.
Militant in fighting for better wages for workers.
His self-assertive and ubiquitous energy.



Antonymsnonaggressive, unaggressive

3. militant engaged in war

SamplesBelligerent (or warring) nations.

Synonymsbelligerent, war-ridden, warring


Antonymspeaceful, peaceable

English noun: militant

1. militant (person) a militant reformer


Broader (hypernym)crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer

Narrower (hyponym)Black Muslim, Black Panther

Instance hyponymMalcolm Little, Malcolm X

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