Meaning of militarist in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɪlɪt(ə)rɪst/

Translate militarist into Spanish


mainly derogatory
  • A person who believes that a country should maintain a strong military capability.

    ‘The prime minister has to face up to his militarists.’
    • ‘Even more important, not all the militarists wear uniforms.’
    • ‘They would have preferred no compromise with the militarists.’
    • ‘I would argue that there is tacit collusion among the militarists of all sides.’
    • ‘A government controlled by militarists is in some ways more dangerous than one controlled by the military.’
    • ‘Even the most aggressive militarists had to acknowledge the seriousness of the situation.’
    • ‘The extreme militarists are trying to sneak in laws and regulations that give them control over more and more aspects of economic life and of foreign affairs.’
    • ‘Militarists and pacifists alike could appreciate his deeds, agreeing he was a selfless hero.’
    • ‘The responsibility for the war lay with the few militarists, not the people.’
    • ‘ Militarists acknowledge cyberspace as the "fifth domain" of warfare alongside land, sea, air, and outer space.’


mainly derogatory
  • Holding the belief that a country should maintain a strong military capability.

    ‘an aggressive militarist foreign policy’
    • ‘The fact of local, militarist autonomy was acknowledged by the creation of the political councils.’
    • ‘Yet another, though less obvious, militarist threat was now growing.’
    • ‘Was this the age-old militarist strategy of provoking the sort of violence that made them indispensable?’
    • ‘Eisenhower warned Americans of an internal threat from militarist officers and greedy weapons contractors who were seeking to control foreign policy.’
    • ‘Examining the crucial elements leading to World War I, he exposes how a pack of falsehoods and the militarist myths they serve may bedevil us still.’
    • ‘You say you're confused about how we progressives can possibly nominate what you call a "militarist candidate."’
    • ‘The candidate's militarist agenda could produce a massive backlash against the party.’
    • ‘Our foreign policy was about to take a sharp unilateralist and militarist turn.’
    • ‘Since his defeat in the leadership race, he has continued pushing for his militarist agenda.’
    • ‘They argued that the armaments industry played a significant role in promoting a militarist foreign policy.’