militant

[ mil-i-tuhnt ]
/ ˈmɪl ɪ tənt /

adjective

vigorously active and aggressive, especially in support of a cause: militant reformers.
engaged in warfare; fighting.

noun

a militant person.
a person engaged in warfare or combat.

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Origin of militant

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin mīlitant- (stem of mīlitāns), present participle of mīlitāre to serve as a soldier. See militate, -ant

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British Dictionary definitions for militantly (1 of 2)

militant
/ (ˈmɪlɪtənt) /

adjective

aggressive or vigorous, esp in the support of a causea militant protest
warring; engaged in warfare

noun

a militant person

Derived forms of militant

militancy or rare militantness, nounmilitantly, adverb

Word Origin for militant

C15: from Latin mīlitāre to be a soldier, from mīles soldier

British Dictionary definitions for militantly (2 of 2)

Militant
/ (ˈmɪlɪtənt) /

noun

a member of Militant Tendency
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