Definition of "militant" []

  • Fighting or warring. (adjective)
  • Having a combative character; aggressive, especially in the service of a cause: a militant political activist. (adjective)
  • A fighting, warring, or aggressive person or party. (noun)
  • Aggressive or vigorous, esp in the support of a cause (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Warring; engaged in warfare (adjective)
  • A militant person (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "militant" in a sentence
  • "Militant opponents of the pullout have threatened to block roads this week and to bring Israel to a standstill when the army closes off the Gaza settlements in preparation for the evacuation. week before, Greenberg used the term militant to describe a Palestinian who ambushed and killed an Israeli motorist."
  • "It defines the term militant to mean, 'a person or group willing to use force or strong pressure to achieve her aims '."
  • "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that his country is fully entitled to stop what he called "efforts to smuggle" weapons into Hamas-controlled Gaza - which he called the militant Palestinian group's "terror enclave.""