militant


militant
01. Student demonstrators in some countries are quite [militant], and often throw fire bombs, rocks and bottles during clashes with police.
02. [Militant] bus drivers have staged an illegal strike to protest against the firing of one of their co-workers.
03. What the government likes to call [militant] environmentalists are often just average citizens who are protesting against poor government policy.
04. Ralph Nader has been an important and influential [militant] in the fight for consumer protection in the U.S. for many years.
05. The government is somewhat nervous at the growing [militancy] of the unemployed in this country.
06. Before becoming President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela was a well-known [militant] in the struggle for racial equality and human rights in his country.
07. The [militant] wing of the IRA has rejected calls for a ceasefire during peace talks with the British government.
08. Nietzsche once said that under peaceful conditions, the [militant] man attacks himself.
09. Some of the more [militant] members of the union are calling for an immediate strike.
10. The [militants] within the party are calling for the leader's resignation, saying that he has betrayed the party's principles.
11. Tamil [militants] in Sri Lanka have long sought to establish a separate Tamil state in the country's northern and eastern provinces.
12. In 1987, [militant] Palestinians launched a campaign of strikes and demonstrations known as the Intifada.
13. [Militant] animal rights activists attacked the research facility and liberated all the animals used in experiments.
14. Israeli forces have shot dead two Palestinian men, one of them a wanted [militant], during a hunt for suspected terrorists in a West Bank village.
15. On November 4, 1979, [militant] Iranian students seized the American Embassy in Tehran, and held it until 20 January 1981.

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  • militant — MILITÁNT, Ă, militanţi, te, adj., s.m. şi f. (Persoană) care militează, care luptă intens pentru un principiu, pentru o cauză, care desfăşoară o activitate intensă într un domeniu social, politic, cultural; luptător, combatant. – Din fr. militant …   Dicționar Român

  • militant — Adj erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus dem Partizip l. militāns, zu l. militāre (als Soldat) kämpfen , also kämpfend, kämpferisch (Militär).    Ebenso nndl. militant, ne. militant, nfrz. militant, nschw. militant,… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • militant — militant, ante (mi li tan, tan t ) adj. 1°   Terme de théologie. Qui appartient à la milice de Jésus Christ. •   Le fidèle, toujours militant dans la vie, toujours aux prises avec l ennemi, CHATEAUBR. Génie, I, II, 3.    L Église militante, l… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Militant — Mil i*tant, a. [L. militans, antis, p. pr. of militare to be soldier: cf. F. militant. See {Militate}.] Engaged in warfare; fighting; combating; serving as a soldier. {Mil i*tant*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] At which command the powers militant …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • militant — [adj] aggressive, combative active, assertive, assertory, bellicose, belligerent, combating, contending, contentious, embattled, fighting, gladiatorial, in arms, martial, militaristic, military, offensive, pugnacious, pushy, quarrelsome, scrappy …   New thesaurus

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  • militant — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ favouring confrontational methods in support of a cause. ► NOUN ▪ a militant person. DERIVATIVES militancy noun militantly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • militant — [mil′i tənt] adj. [ME < L militans, prp. of militare, to serve as a soldier < miles (gen. militis), soldier] 1. at war; fighting 2. ready and willing to fight; esp., vigorous or aggressive in support or promotion of a cause n. a militant… …   English World dictionary

  • militant — index aggressor, contentious, litigious, offensive (taking the initiative), pugnacious, radical (favoring drastic change), spartan Burton s Le …   Law dictionary

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