militarism

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noun mil·i·ta·rism \ˈmi-lə-tə-ˌri-zəm\

Definition of militarism

  1. 1 a :  predominance of the military class or its ideals b :  exaltation of military virtues and ideals

  2. 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.

1864

First Known Use of militarism

1864


MILITARISM Defined for English Language Learners

militarism

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noun mil·i·ta·rism \ˈmi-lə-tə-ˌri-zəm\

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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