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militant

adjective uk   /ˈmɪl.ɪ.tənt/ us  
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.
militancy
noun [U] uk   /-tən.si/ us  
The group has always been characterized by an uncompromising militancy.
militant
noun [C] uk   us  
Militants within the party are demanding radical reforms.
militantly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
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