[ mil-i-ter-ist ]
See synonyms for: militaristmilitaristic on

  1. a person imbued with militarism.

  2. a person skilled in the conduct of war and military affairs.

Origin of militarist

First recorded in 1595–1605; militar(y) + -ist

Other words from militarist

  • mil·i·ta·ris·tic, adjective
  • mil·i·ta·ris·ti·cal·ly, adverb
  • an·ti·mil·i·ta·rist, noun, adjective
  • an·ti·mil·i·ta·ris·tic, adjective
  • an·ti·mil·i·ta·ris·ti·cal·ly, adverb
  • o·ver·mil·i·ta·ris·tic, adjective
  • o·ver·mil·i·ta·ris·ti·cal·ly, adverb
  • pro·mil·i·ta·rist, adjective, noun
  • pseu·do·mil·i·ta·ris·tic, adjective
  • qua·si-mil·i·ta·ris·tic, adjective
  • qua·si-mil·i·ta·ris·ti·cal·ly, adverb
  • un·mil·i·ta·ris·tic, adjective
  • un·mil·i·ta·ris·ti·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use militarist in a sentence

  • Polly kissed her and presented her husband, pointing to the gold leaves on his shoulders with militaristic pride.

    The Cup of Fury | Rupert Hughes
  • Colonel House was also convinced that this militaristic oligarchy was determined on war.

  • "Lohengrin" begins to seem a little brutal, strangely Prussian lieutenant with its militaristic trumpets, its abuse of the brass.

    Musical Portraits | Paul Rosenfeld
  • Some militaristic clique that meant to overthrow him and take power?

    The Misplaced Battleship | Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
  • Much possible evil will be avoided if the immoral Prussian militaristic ideal is finally crushed.

British Dictionary definitions for militarist


/ (ˈmɪlɪtərɪst) /

  1. a supporter of or believer in militarism

  2. a devotee of military history, strategy, etc

Derived forms of militarist

  • militaristic, adjective
  • militaristically, adverb

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