militarism

noun mil·i·ta·rism \ ˈmi-lə-tə-ˌri-zəm \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of militarism

1 a : predominance of the military class or its ideals
b : exaltation of military virtues and ideals
2 : a policy of aggressive military preparedness

militarist

play \-rist\ noun or adjective

militaristic

play \ˌmi-lə-tə-ˈris-tik\ adjective

militaristically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of militarism in a Sentence

  1. The administration has been criticized for the militarism of its foreign policy.

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First Known Use of militarism

1863


MILITARISM Defined for English Language Learners

militarism

noun

Definition of militarism for English Language Learners

  • : the opinions or actions of people who believe that a country should use military methods, forces, etc., to gain power and to achieve its goals



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