Associations to the word «Militant»


MILITANT, adjective. Fighting or disposed to fight; belligerent, warlike. [from 15th c.]
MILITANT, adjective. Aggressively supporting of a political or social cause; adamant, combative. [from 17th c.]
MILITANT, noun. (obsolete) A soldier, a combatant. [17th-19th c.]
MILITANT, noun. An entrenched or aggressive adherent to a particular cause, now especially a member of a particular ideological faction. [from 19th c.]
MILITANT, noun. Specifically, someone who supports the Trotskyite political view expressed in the newspaper Militant, or who engages in aggressive left-wing politics. [from 20th c.]

Dictionary definition

MILITANT, noun. A militant reformer.
MILITANT, adjective. Disposed to warfare or hard-line policies; "militant nations"; "hawkish congressman"; "warlike policies".
MILITANT, adjective. Showing a fighting disposition; "highly competitive sales representative"; "militant in fighting for better wages for workers"; "his self-assertive and ubiquitous energy".
MILITANT, adjective. Engaged in war; "belligerent (or warring) nations".

Wise words

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Paul Gauguin