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 warmonger (audio) , -​ˌmäŋ-​ How to pronounce warmonger (audio) \ noun

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Examples of warmonger in a Sentence

fortunately, the warmongers met with overwhelming opposition
Recent Examples on the Web The name ‘Raiders’ has negative connotations — synonyms include pillager, warmonger and aggressor. New York Times, 30 June 2021 Trump, for his part, likes to call Cheney a warmonger. Nicholas Lemann, The New Yorker, 16 May 2021 The government accuses Western media of falsely portraying Abiy as a warmonger. Simon Marks And Declan Walsh New York Times, Star Tribune, 23 Jan. 2021 John Bolton is a terrifying warmonger who loves to blow things up. Molly Jong-fast, Vogue, 11 July 2020 Prince Chauncley is a bit more song-and-dance than warmonger. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 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, 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, 10 Jan. 2020 Thirst for war – maximum pressure – should go with the warmonger-in-chief. Fox News, 11 Sep. 2019

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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 16 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of warmonger

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

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