an·​ti-mil·​i·​tar·​ism | \ ˌan-tē-ˈmi-lə-tə-ˌri-zəm, ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-militarism (audio) \
variants: or antimilitarism

Definition of anti-militarism

: opposition or hostility to the military or to militarism The problem, in other words, lay within the military culture itself. Improve it, and antimilitarism will go away or, at least, truly become irrelevant.— Paul B. Miller

Other Words from anti-militarism

anti-militarist or antimilitarist \ ˌan-​tē-​ˈmi-​lə-​tə-​ˌrist , ˌan-​tī-​ How to pronounce antimilitarist (audio) \ adjective
anti-militarist attitudes
anti-militarist or antimilitarist noun
The government came down hard on these antimilitarists. — Robert Gildea
anti-militaristic or antimilitaristic \ ˌan-​tē-​ˌmi-​lə-​tə-​ˈri-​stik , ˌan-​tī-​ How to pronounce antimilitaristic (audio) \ adjective
In this new antimilitaristic age, it was customary for army officers working in Washington not to wear their uniforms except on ceremonial occasions. — Geoffrey Perret

First Known Use of anti-militarism

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Anti-militarism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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