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

Synonyms & Antonyms for warmonger


hawk, jingo, jingoist, militarist, war hawk


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 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 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 Steppenwolf is a real DC Comics villain, an immortal warmonger who Superman will likely return in the nick of time to stop. Joshua Rivera, GQ, "The Latest Justice League Trailer Finally Introduces Us to Its Villain," 26 Oct. 2017 Nuclear fear offered another familiar figure for 20th-century novelists and screenwriters to play with: the warmonger whose feckless ego dooms us all. Rebecca Onion, Slate Magazine, "What Good Is Fear?," 20 July 2017 The Night King, the wicked White Walker warmonger waltzing toward the Wall — and also toward the microphone, apparently, as the Game of Thrones arch-villain proceeded to ask a question and sketch out the entire room in one chilly moment. Josh Wigler, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Game of Thrones': The Night King Comes for the Comic-Con Panel," 21 July 2017 This episode serves, mostly, as a reminder of the costs of war—and who pays the price for the whims of the warmongers. Roxane Gay, WIRED, "Outlander Recap: The Rules Of War Divide Us All," 11 June 2016

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First Known Use of warmonger

1817, in the meaning defined above

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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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