adjective \-tənt\

: having or showing a desire or willingness to use strong, extreme, and sometimes forceful methods to achieve something

Full Definition of MILITANT

:  engaged in warfare or combat :  fighting
:  aggressively active (as in a cause) :  combative <militant conservationists> <a militant attitude>
militant noun
mil·i·tant·ly adverb
mil·i·tant·ness noun

Examples of MILITANT

  1. an angry and militant speech
  2. <political radicals with a militant unwillingness to compromise on any issue>

First Known Use of MILITANT

15th century


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