war·​mon·​ger ˈwȯr-ˌməŋ-gər How to pronounce warmonger (audio) -ˌmäŋ- How to pronounce warmonger (audio)
: one who urges or attempts to stir up war

Examples of warmonger in a Sentence

fortunately, the warmongers met with overwhelming opposition
Recent Examples on the Web The world is in a constant state of unrest, and we are pressured by failures in our stewardship of the world’s nature and resources, hostile warmongers who possess the ultimate weapons of mass destruction, and the veniality and fragility of our own leaders, national or local. Voice Of The People, New York Daily News, 27 Mar. 2024 The Obama-Biden clique’s approach to American statecraft plainly prefers granting inducements to Iran that benefit its terror apparatus abroad, while shrugging off any oversight at home and tarring the critics as warmongers. The Editors, National Review, 13 May 2024 Before the bombs dropped, those who supported America’s fight abroad — and companies like Vault-Tec, which profited from it — were labeled warmongers and evil capitalists. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, 10 Apr. 2024 Babis, meanwhile, condemned the war while also casting Pavel as a warmonger. Emily Rauhala, Washington Post, 28 Jan. 2023 During the Soviet years, Russian propaganda insisted that the Soviet Union was fighting for world peace and that the Americans were warmongers. Foreign Affairs, 10 Nov. 2023 General Musa, the Nigerian military official, said that ECOWAS countries wanted a peaceful resolution of the situation and were not warmongers. Omar Hama Saley, New York Times, 6 Aug. 2023 As a rebuke to warmongers, a monument from one Hohenzollern despot to another seems inapt and more like a hint to keep those hobnail jackboots handy. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 1 Apr. 2023 Pavel, 61, a pro-westerner and formerly NATO's second-in-command, defeated Babiš despite the latter painting Pavel as a warmonger. Justin Klawans, The Week, 29 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of warmonger was in 1817

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“Warmonger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warmonger. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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: one who urges or attempts to stir up war
warmongering noun

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