anti-militarism

noun 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

anti-militarist

or antimilitarist play \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 play \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


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