ETYM Latin militans, -antis, p. pr. of militare to be soldier: cf. French militant. Related to Militate.
1. Engaged in warfare; fighting; combating; serving as a soldier.
2. Engaged in any kind of activism.
aggressive · belligerent · competitive · fighting · hawkish · unpeaceful · war-ridden · warlike · warring
A militant reformer; SYN. activist.