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martial

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of martial

  1. 1 of, relating to, or suitable for war or a warrior <the marching band played “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and several other martial airs> Synonyms military, soldierly Related Words aggressive, bellicose, combative, contentious, guerrilla, pugnacious, quarrelsome, scrappy, truculent, warlike; belligerent, militant, militarist, militaristic, warring; antagonistic, argumentative, fierce, gladiatorial, hot-tempered; mercenary Near Antonyms civil, civilian, nonmilitary; conciliatory, nonviolent, pacific, peaceable, peaceful; affable, amiable, amicable, benevolent, complaisant, cordial, easygoing, friendly, genial, good-natured, gracious, ingratiating, obliging Antonyms unsoldierly

  2. 2 of or relating to the armed services <one of the basic tenets of martial law> Synonyms military, serviceRelated Words naval; GI, gladiatorial, mercenary, soldierly; militant, militarist, militaristic, warlike; enlisted, regular; paramilitaryNear Antonyms civil, civilianAntonyms nonmilitary





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