noun[mass noun] chiefly derogatory
The belief that a country should maintain a strong military capability and be prepared to use it aggressively to defend or promote national interests: the need for liberal democratic reforms to avoid a revival of militarism
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- You're out to expose imperialism, militarism, and nationalism for what they really are.
- Based on this standpoint, we oppose every form of militarism and nationalism.
- He loathes war and militarism, and despises chauvinism in every form.
Mid 19th century: from French militarisme, from militaire (see military).
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