Definition of militaristic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmilədəˈristik/ /ˌmɪlədəˈrɪstɪk/

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  • Advocating or pursuing an aggressive military policy; hawkish.

    ‘they continue to pursue a militaristic policy’
    • ‘But how can it work under the threat of force from an aggressive militaristic power?’
    • ‘These outfits are non-hierarchical, decentralised, nominally leaderless and organised with militaristic precision.’
    • ‘They find that shelter in a mall, but the mall comes with a group of security guards who are bent on keeping strict order in the most militaristic manner possible.’
    • ‘Dictatorial, militaristic discipline robs the person of self-control and leaves them without responsibility.’
    • ‘You don't have to be constantly in terror, hoping that your militaristic government will save you from the forces of evil.’
    warmongering, war-loving, warlike, martial, hawkish, pugnacious, combative, aggressive, belligerent, bellicose
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