Synonyms and Antonyms of martial

  1. 1 of, relating to, or suitable for war or a warrior the marching band played “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and several other martial airs Synonyms military, soldierly Related Words aggressive, bellicose, combative, contentious, guerrilla, pugnacious, quarrelsome, scrappy, truculent, warlike; belligerent, militant, militarist, militaristic, warring; antagonistic, argumentative, fierce, gladiatorial, hot-tempered; mercenary Near Antonyms civil, civilian, nonmilitary; conciliatory, nonviolent, pacific, peaceable, peaceful; affable, amiable, amicable, benevolent, complaisant, cordial, easygoing, friendly, genial, good-natured, gracious, ingratiating, obliging Antonyms unsoldierly

  2. 2 of or relating to the armed services one of the basic tenets of martial law Synonyms military, serviceRelated Words naval; GI, gladiatorial, mercenary, soldierly; militant, militarist, militaristic, warlike; enlisted, regular; paramilitaryNear Antonyms civil, civilianAntonyms nonmilitary

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