war·​mon·​ger | \ ˈwȯr-ˌməŋ-gər How to pronounce warmonger (audio) , -ˌmäŋ- How to pronounce warmonger (audio) \

Definition of warmonger

: one who urges or attempts to stir up war

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warmongering \ ˈwȯr-​ˌməŋ-​g(ə-​)riŋ How to pronounce warmongering (audio) , -​ˌmäŋ-​ How to pronounce warmongering (audio) \ noun

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Examples of warmonger in a Sentence

fortunately, the warmongers met with overwhelming opposition
Recent Examples on the Web John Bolton is a terrifying warmonger who loves to blow things up. Molly Jong-fast, Vogue, "John Bolton and Mary Trump Seem to Agree On One Thing: Donald Trump Is a Truly Awful Person," 11 July 2020 Prince Chauncley is a bit more song-and-dance than warmonger. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Miracle Workers: Dark Ages star Daniel Radcliffe discusses his most difficult costars ever," 28 Jan. 2020 And Tucker Carlson has used his Fox News position to urge the president to remember the domestic concerns of voters who brought him to power and to be suspicious of Washington’s warmongers. Rob Crilly, Washington Examiner, "Trump campaign sees political win on Iran strike," 9 Jan. 2020 This might seem like a doleful itinerary from our violent age: not so much waypoints on a walk meant to connect humanity as a plunge into the Phlegethon, the river of burning blood in which murderers, warmongers, and tyrants boil in Dante’s Inferno. Paul Salopek, National Geographic, "Is the world becoming more violent?," 10 Jan. 2020 Thirst for war – maximum pressure – should go with the warmonger-in-chief. Fox News, "US adversaries laud John Bolton's White House departure," 11 Sep. 2019 Since November 8, 2016, in ever-evolving Democratic dogma, Russia has gone from a quaint obsession of neocon warmongers to an existential threat on the order of Climate Change! Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "Democrats Are the True Election Meddlers," 15 Aug. 2019 Petro, meanwhile, has described himself as a left-wing moderate and Duque as a far-right warmonger who would reignite national tensions. Anthony Faiola, chicagotribune.com, "'D.C. Colombian' squares off against former guerrilla as Colombians vote," 17 June 2018 Gone was any hint of the warmonger his critics have portrayed him as. Gardiner Harris And Eileen Sullivan, New York Times, "Trading Snarl for Smile, Pompeo Makes Case to Lead State Dept.," 12 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of warmonger

1817, in the meaning defined above

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“Warmonger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warmonger. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of warmonger

disapproving : a person who wants a war or tries to make other people want to start or fight a war

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