militant militant  /ˈmɪ lə tənt/


  1. (n) a militant reformer
  2. (adj) disposed to warfare or hard-line policies
  3. (adj) showing a fighting disposition
  4. (adj) engaged in war


  1. He is a militant clergyman.
  2. As peace talks between India and Kashmiri separatists begin, militant groups unleash a new wave of terror.
  3. A militant new generation of West Bank settlers is unwilling to heed its elders or the Israeli state and is willing to use violence against the state and Palestinian.


  1. Hezbollah's role in Syria fighting threatens to spread holy war

    The involvement of the Lebanon-based Shiite militant group has infuriated Sunni-led Arab states, which have jockeyed against Shiite-dominated Iran for dominance. CAIRO — Hezbollah's march into the Syrian civil war on behalf of President Bashar Assad is adding to tension along sectarian fault lines in a region increasingly roused by geopolitical maneuverings that are fueled by religious passions.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Suicide bomb, shootings kill 9 in northern Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide car bomb and other militant attacks killed nine people in northern Iraq on Saturday, as election officials announced preliminary results for local elections in two provinces that showed the bloc of the country's speaker of parliament in the lead.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Gaza's Hamas rulers execute 2 for spying

    The militant Islamic group Hamas that rules Gaza says it executed two men who it accuses of passing intelligence to Israel.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Fox News


  1. "We believe democracy alone can save Pakistan from disintegration and a militant takeover," Bhutto said at a news conference less than 24 hours after bombs exploded near a truck carrying her in a festive procession marking her return from eight...
    on Oct 19, 2007 By: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Source: Washington Post

  2. The statement further added, "Meanwhile, al-Qaeda and other militant groups exploit that anger to mobilize support."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: David Petraeus Source: Washington Post (blog)

  3. "Now we direct an urgent call to our militant brothers in Muslim Palestine and the Arab peninsula ...... to be ready to receive the Crusader slayer Bush in his visit to Muslim Palestine and the Arab peninsula in the beginning of January and to...
    on Jan 6, 2008 By: Adam Gadahn Source: Forbes

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