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  1. a person imbued with militarism.
  2. a person skilled in the conduct of war and military affairs.
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Origin of militarist

First recorded in 1595–1605; militar(y) + -ist
Related formsmil·i·ta·ris·tic, adjectivemil·i·ta·ris·ti·cal·ly, adverban·ti·mil·i·ta·rist, noun, adjectivean·ti·mil·i·ta·ris·tic, adjectivean·ti·mil·i·ta·ris·ti·cal·ly, adverbo·ver·mil·i·ta·ris·tic, adjectiveo·ver·mil·i·ta·ris·ti·cal·ly, adverbpro·mil·i·ta·rist, adjective, nounpseu·do·mil·i·ta·ris·tic, adjectivequa·si-mil·i·ta·ris·tic, adjectivequa·si-mil·i·ta·ris·ti·cal·ly, adverbun·mil·i·ta·ris·tic, adjectiveun·mil·i·ta·ris·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Related Words for militarist

chauvinist, belligerent, warmonger, jingoist, militarist, jingo

Examples from the Web for militarist

Historical Examples of militarist

  • Already we are becoming a militarist and a protective State, but we do not yet know it.

    England and Germany

    Emile Joseph Dillon

  • Do not let us forget that almost everything that is most militarist is old.

  • And so in its way is the overthrow of the Anwhei faction of the militarist party.

  • Now if anything vexes me, it is to be told that I am a militarist.

    At Plattsburg

    Allen French

  • To the militarist I would quote the case of our ally, Japan.

    Parenthood and Race Culture

    Caleb Williams Saleeby

British Dictionary definitions for militarist


  1. a supporter of or believer in militarism
  2. a devotee of military history, strategy, etc
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Derived Formsmilitaristic, adjectivemilitaristically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for militarist


c.1600, "a soldier," from military + -ist. As "one devoted to militarism" from 1884.

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