Definition of militarism in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmilədəˌrizəm/ /ˈmɪlədəˌrɪzəm/

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  • The belief or desire of a government or people that a country should maintain a strong military capability and be prepared to use it aggressively to defend or promote national interests.

    • ‘the hostility and militarism of the regime has not ebbed in any perceptible manner’
    • ‘You're out to expose imperialism, militarism, and nationalism for what they really are.’
    • ‘Based on this standpoint, we oppose every form of militarism and nationalism.’
    • ‘He loathes war and militarism, and despises chauvinism in every form.’
    • ‘We must concentrate on creating conditions to restrain militarism and military adventurism in the world.’
    • ‘Therefore, it came with a heavy baggage of chauvinist-nationalism and militarism.’


Mid 19th century from French militarisme, from militaire (see military).