militant

Definitions

General English

  • noun a person who is very active in supporting a cause or a political party
  • noun a person who supports a policy of using violence to achieve aims

Law

  • adjective using extreme methods in supporting a cause
  • noun a person who uses extreme methods to actively support and work for a cause

Politics

  • adjective very actively supporting and working for a cause

Slang

  • adjective an all-purpose term of approval. A usage originating in Jamaican yardie speech, which has now been taken up by adolescents in the US and Britain.
  • adjective violent or ‘known as being hard’
  • adjective angry
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