warmonger

noun
war·​mon·​ger | \ˈwȯr-ˌməŋ-gər, -ˌmäŋ- \

Definition of warmonger 

: one who urges or attempts to stir up war

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Other Words from warmonger

warmongering \ ˈwȯr-​ˌməŋ-​g(ə-​)riŋ , -​ˌmäŋ-​ \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for warmonger

Synonyms

hawk, jingo, jingoist, militarist, war hawk

Antonyms

dove, pacifist, peacenik

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Examples of warmonger in a Sentence

fortunately, the warmongers met with overwhelming opposition

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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 Petro, meanwhile, has described himself as a left-wing moderate and Duque as a far-right warmonger who would reignite national tensions. Anthony Faiola, Washington Post, "‘D.C. Colombian’ squares off against former guerrilla as Colombians vote," 17 June 2018 But the very same gesture from a Republican can reassure voters that their leaders are not warmongers. Sarah Kreps, Washington Post, "No, Trump can’t count on a hawk’s advantage in making peace with North Korea," 10 May 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 Is Donald Trump a decisive leader that keeps his promises or a reckless warmonger? Vlad Savov, The Verge, "At I/O, Google showed its willingness to change and shape our lives," 9 May 2018 The North Korea leader’s seemingly overnight transformation from warmonger to peacemaker has diplomats and analysts pondering one central question: Why? Jim Michaels, USA TODAY, "Behind Kim Jong Un's new role as peacemaker: Confidence in his nukes played a key role," 1 May 2018 No one bothered him about being an unrepentant warmonger who, as Anthony Bourdain has famously noted, belongs in prison. Drew Magary, GQ, "The Importance of Rudeness," 22 Feb. 2018 After decades of being manipulated and held captive, some hosts may feel the freedom to become vengeance-seeking warmongers; others may seek a path of more personal fulfillment. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Westworld season 2: our spoiler-free review," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of warmonger

1817, in the meaning defined above

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warmonger

noun

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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