an·​ti-mil·​i·​tar·​ism | \ˌan-tē-ˈmi-lə-tə-ˌri-zəm, ˌan-tī-\
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-​ \ 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-​ˈris-​tik , ˌan-​tī-​ \ 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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about anti-militarism

Share anti-militarism

Statistics for anti-militarism

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for anti-militarism

The first known use of anti-militarism was in 1895

See more words from the same year

Comments on anti-militarism

What made you want to look up anti-militarism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


by force of circumstances

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!