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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)

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.

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.""