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militancy

[ mil-i-tuhn-see ]
/ ˈmɪl ɪ tən si /
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noun
aggressive activism or combativeness in supporting or agitating for a cause: Many labor experts credit the early militancy of the Industrial Workers of the World as leading to the eight-hour work day.
the act of engaging or readiness to engage in war or armed aggression: In September 1914, Planck signed the "Manifesto of 93 German intellectuals to the civilized world" in support of the growing militancy of Germany.
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Sometimes mil·i·tant·ness [mil-i-tuhnt-nis] /ˈmɪl ɪ tənt nɪs/ .

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OTHER WORDS FROM militancy

hy·per·mil·i·tant·cy, nounnon·mil·i·tan·cy, nounsu·per·mil·i·tan·cy, nounul·tra·mil·i·tan·cy, noun
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