Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to conflict; warlike; combative.

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Usage examples "militant":

  1. As Paradise Lost is to militant Puritanism, so is The Task to the religious movement of its author's time. - "Cowper", Goldwin Smith.
  2. A militant mood prompted a call. - "The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne", William J. Locke.
  3. Rousseau and Grote will each in his own way appropriate the lesson of Liberty, while others will turn to the story of the militant and dominant aristocracy of Rome. - "The Unity of Civilization", Various.