WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
mil•i•ta•rism /ˈmɪlɪtəˌrɪzəm/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. a strong military spirit or policy;
    maintenance of a large military establishment.
mil•i•ta•rist, n. [countable]
mil•i•ta•ris•tic, adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
mil•i•ta•rism  (mili tə riz′əm),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a strong military spirit or policy.
  2. the principle or policy of maintaining a large military establishment.
  3. the tendency to regard military efficiency as the supreme ideal of the state and to subordinate all other interests to those of the military.
  • Latin mīlitār(is) military) + -isme -ism
  • French militarisme, equivalent. to militar- (
  • 1860–65

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
mil•i•ta•rist  (mili tər ist),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a person imbued with militarism.
  2. a person skilled in the conduct of war and military affairs.
mil′i•ta•ristic, adj. 
mil′i•ta•risti•cal•ly, adv. 
  • militar(y) + -ist 1595–1605

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