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militarist

noun [C]     /ˈmɪl.ɪ.tər.ɪst/ US  /-t̬ə.rɪst/ disapproving
a person who wants more powerful armed forces in their countryWar militaristic     /ˌmɪl.ɪ.tərˈɪs.tɪk/ US  /-t̬əˈrɪs-/ adjective a militaristic policy/governmentViolent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly
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