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martial

adjective

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 of martial military, soldierly Words Related to martial aggressive, bellicose, combative, contentious, guerrilla, pugnacious, quarrelsome, scrappy, truculent, warlike; belligerent, militant, militarist, militaristic, warring; antagonistic, argumentative, fierce, gladiatorial, hot-tempered; mercenary Near Antonyms of martial civil, civilian, nonmilitary; conciliatory, nonviolent, pacific, peaceable, peaceful; affable, amiable, amicable, benevolent, complaisant, cordial, easygoing, friendly, genial, good-natured, gracious, ingratiating, obliging Antonyms of martial unsoldierly

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



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