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Synonyms for military
ˈmɪl ɪˌtɛr i

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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

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

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. Eric Williams:

    I think it is important to acknowledge the specific context in how African-American soldiers had to serve in the military.

  2. David Schenker:

    The Egyptian military continues to favor purchasing tanks, F-16s, and missiles with its FMF (foreign military financing) instead of equipment better suited for counterinsurgency and border-security operations.

  3. Larry:

    Do not degrade me in the military uniform I wear for it represents the love I have for my country, and the sacrifices myself and millions of other American soldiers make everyday to protect the freedom we enjoy by living in the United States of America.

  4. Nway Oo:

    Radio is one of most important things for public information because we know military is cutting internet and phones and news agencies their satellite has been taken away. So I know radio is the only way to inform the public about what's going on.

  5. Kang Kyung-wha:

    The issue of South Korea-U.S. joint exercises is one that should be discussed between the military authorities between the two Koreas, and it will be going forward, but the issues of the alliance should be dealt with under the premise we maintain joint ironclad defense posture.

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