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Synonyms for military
ˈmɪl ɪˌtɛr i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine(adj)

    the military forces of a nation

    "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

    armed services, armed forces, military machine, war machine

    unsoldierly, nonmilitary, unmilitary, civil, civilian, noncombatant

  2. military(adj)

    of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare

    "military law"

    civilian, unsoldierly, unmilitary, nonmilitary, civil, noncombatant

  3. military(adj)

    characteristic of or associated with soldiers or the military

    "military uniforms"

    unmilitary, civil, unsoldierly, civilian, noncombatant, nonmilitary

  4. military(adj)

    associated with or performed by members of the armed services as contrasted with civilians

    "military police"

    civilian, noncombatant, civil, unmilitary, nonmilitary, unsoldierly

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. military

    An army is an organized body of men armed for war, ordinarily considerable in numbers, always independent in organization so far as not to be a constituent part of any other command. Organization, unity, and independence, rather than numbers are the essentials of an army. We speak of the invading army of Cortes or Pizarro, tho either body was contemptible in numbers from a modern military standpoint. We may have a little army, a large army, or a vast army. Host is used for any vast and orderly assemblage; as, the stars are called the heavenly host. Multitude expresses number without order or organization; a multitude of armed men is not an army, but a mob. Legion (from the Latin) and phalanx (from the Greek) are applied by a kind of poetic license to modern forces; the plural legions is preferred to the singular. Military is a general word for land-forces; the military may include all the armed soldiery of a nation, or the term may be applied to any small detached company, as at a fort, in distinction from civilians. Any organized body of men by whom the law or will of a people is executed is a force; the word is a usual term for the police of any locality.

    armament, army, array, force, forces, host, legions, multitude, phalanx, soldiers, soldiery, troops

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. military

    soldierly, soldierlike

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. military(a.)

    soldierly, soldier-like

  2. military(a.)

    martial, warlike

  3. military(n.)

    soldiery, army, body of soldiers

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. military(a)


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  1. Matthew Levitt:

    It also does really freak out U.S. government military and law enforcement personnel, it certainly does create a further sense of threat.

  2. United States:

    The The Vinson group is commanded from Hawaii, rather than the United States military base in Japan, so The Carl Vinson group's a clear American initiative not a Japanese or South Korea one, the Carl Vinson group may defuse attempts to link Japan and South Korea one and thus limit the possibility of any North Korean aggression against them.

  3. Hyon Gwang Il:

    I do not understand, you are talking of two different things. We do understand that the same technology applies to two different areas : a military one, long-range ballistic missiles, or simply a rocket to carry a satellite into orbit.

  4. Raul Benitez:

    The serious thing about this attack was that it was very well planned and orchestrated, with a military-style strategy, this was planned. A lot of gunmen were involved. They blocked the highway to surround them (police) and attack with military superiority.

  5. Lindsey Graham:

    If I hear one more time that we're going to send the Kurds to go clean up the whole world, that's just ridiculous. The Kurdish military is not an expeditionary force.

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