ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-militarism (audio)
variants or antimilitarism
: 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
anti-militarist adjective
or antimilitarist
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-militarism (audio)
anti-militarist attitudes
anti-militarist noun
or antimilitarist
The government came down hard on these antimilitarists. Robert Gildea
anti-militaristic adjective
or antimilitaristic
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-militarism (audio)
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

Examples of anti-militarism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More recently, anti-militarism has been largely the province of the Left, a consequence of the Vietnam War and its aftermath. Loren Thompson, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-militarism was in 1888

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“Anti-militarism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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