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militant

adjective     /ˈmɪl.ɪ.tənt/
active , determined , and often willing to use force : militant union extremists The group has taken a militant position on the abortion issue and is refusing to compromise .Activism and pressure groupsStrong-willed militancy     /-tən.si/ noun [U] The group has always been characterized by an uncompromising militancy.Activism and pressure groupsStrength of will and determination militant     noun [C] Militants within the party are demanding radical reforms .Activism and pressure groups militantly     /-li/ adverb
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