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militarist

[mil-i-ter-ist] /ˈmɪl ɪ tər ɪst/
noun
1.
a person imbued with militarism.
2.
a person skilled in the conduct of war and military affairs.
Origin of militarist
1595-1605
1595-1605; militar(y) + -ist
Related forms
militaristic, adjective
militaristically, adverb
antimilitarist, noun, adjective
antimilitaristic, adjective
antimilitaristically, adverb
overmilitaristic, adjective
overmilitaristically, adverb
promilitarist, adjective, noun
pseudomilitaristic, adjective
quasi-militaristic, adjective
quasi-militaristically, adverb
unmilitaristic, adjective
unmilitaristically, adverb
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militarist

/ˈmɪlɪtərɪst/
noun
1.
a supporter of or believer in militarism
2.
a devotee of military history, strategy, etc
Derived Forms
militaristic, adjective
militaristically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for militaristic
adj.

1883; see militarist + -ic.

militarist

n.

c.1600, "a soldier," from military + -ist. As "one devoted to militarism" from 1884.

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