hawkish vs militant what difference

what is difference between hawkish and militant

English

Etymology

hawk +‎ -ish

Adjective

hawkish (comparative more hawkish, superlative most hawkish)

  1. Resembling a hawk in appearance or behaviour.
  2. Supportive of warlike foreign policy; bellicose; inclined toward military action.
    Synonym: bellicose
    Antonym: dovish
  3. Favouring increasing interest rates; inclined towards increasing interest rates.
    Antonym: dovish

Derived terms

  • hawkishly
  • hawkishness

Related terms

  • war hawk

Translations

Further reading

  • war hawk on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Wishkah


English

Etymology

From Middle French militant, from Latin mīlitāns, present participle of mīlitāre (to serve as a soldier).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪlɪtənt/

Adjective

militant (comparative more militant, superlative most militant)

  1. Fighting or disposed to fight; belligerent, warlike. [from 15th c.]
    • 2012, Christopher Clark, The Sleepwalkers, Penguin 2013, p. 394:
      The upper tiers of the foreign ministry were quick to embrace a militant policy.
  2. Aggressively supporting of a political or social cause; adamant, combative. [from 17th c.]

Synonyms

  • warrish

Translations

Noun

militant (plural militants)

  1. (obsolete) A soldier, a combatant. [17th-19th c.]
  2. An entrenched or aggressive adherent to a particular cause, now especially a member of a particular ideological faction. [from 19th c.]
    • 2008, Militants in Pakistan release 250 schoolchildren after taking them hostage, Wikinews:
      Officials in Pakistan have confirmed that at least 250 schoolchildren between 12 and 18 years old and several teachers were taken hostage by at least seven militants inside a high school in Domail.
  3. Specifically, someone who supports the Trotskyist political view expressed in the newspaper Militant, or who engages in aggressive left-wing politics. [from 20th c.]

Derived terms

  • Militant Tendency
  • ultramilitant

Related terms

  • militance
  • military
  • militia

Translations


Catalan

Adjective

militant (masculine and feminine plural militants)

  1. A militant.

Verb

militant

  1. present participle of militar

Further reading

  • “militant” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “militant” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “militant” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “militant” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌmi.liˈtɑnt/
  • Hyphenation: mi‧li‧tant
  • Rhymes: -ɑnt

Etymology

Borrowed from French militant.

Adjective

militant (comparative militanter, superlative militantst)

  1. militant (belligerent, tending to violence, defensive)
Inflection
Related terms
  • militair
  • militie

Noun

militant m (plural militanten)

  1. A militant, combatant.
  2. A devoted supporter, activist.
Derived terms
  • partijmilitant
  • vakbondsmilitant

French

Etymology

From militer.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mi.li.tɑ̃/

Adjective

militant (feminine singular militante, masculine plural militants, feminine plural militantes)

  1. militant

Noun

militant m (plural militants)

  1. An activist, campaigner
    Synonyms: partisan, supporter, supporteur

Verb

militant

  1. present participle of militer

Further reading

  • “militant” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • limitant

German

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin mīlitāns.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /miliˈtant/
  • Rhymes: -ant

Adjective

militant (comparative militanter, superlative am militantesten)

  1. militant

Declension


Latin

Verb

mīlitant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of mīlitō

Occitan

Pronunciation

Adjective

militant m (feminine singular militanta, masculine plural militants, feminine plural militantas)

  1. militant

Romanian

Etymology

From French militant.

Adjective

militant m or n (feminine singular militantă, masculine plural militanți, feminine and neuter plural militante)

  1. activist

Declension


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