warmonger
noun Date: 1817 one who urges or attempts to stir up war • warmongering noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • warmonger — (n.) 1580s, from WAR (Cf. war) (n.) + MONGER (Cf. monger) (n.). First attested in Spenser s Faerie Queene, and perhaps coined by him …   Etymology dictionary

  • warmonger — [n] militarist combatant, fighter, hawk*, jingoist, militant; concepts 358,359 …   New thesaurus

  • warmonger — ► NOUN ▪ a person who seeks to bring about or promote war …   English terms dictionary

  • warmonger — [wôr′muŋ΄gər, wôr′mäŋ΄gər] n. a person or agency that advocates war or tries to bring about a war warmongering adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • warmonger — UK [ˈwɔː(r)ˌmʌŋɡə(r)] / US [ˈwɔrˌmʌŋɡər] noun [countable] Word forms warmonger : singular warmonger plural warmongers showing disapproval a politician who tries to start a war Derived word: warmongering noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • warmonger — [[t]wɔ͟ː(r)mʌŋgə(r)[/t]] warmongers N COUNT (disapproval) If you describe a politician or leader as a warmonger, you disapprove of them because you think they are encouraging people to start or join a war …   English dictionary

  • warmonger — /wawr mung geuhr, mong /, n. a person who advocates, endorses, or tries to precipitate war. [1580 90; WAR1 + MONGER] * * * …   Universalium

  • warmonger — noun /ˈwɔː(ɹ).mʌŋ.ɡə(ɹ)/ a bellicist, someone who advocates war; a militarist Syn: war hawk …   Wiktionary

  • warmonger — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. [war] hawk, war dog; war lord, militarist, mercenary; drumbeater, flag waver, saber rattler, firebrand, instigator; jingo[ist], xenophobe, rabble rouser. See warfare, combatant. II (Roget s 3… …   English dictionary for students

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