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mar·tial

martial

 
 
pronunciation:
mar shl
features:
Homophone Note, Word History
part of speech: adjective
definition: having to do with war or military activities.
During the war, the city was under martial law.
synonyms:
belligerent, military
similar words:
aggressive, hostile, offensive
derivations: martially (adv.), martialism (n.), martialist (n.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word martial (concerning war)? Martial and marshal sound alike but have different meanings.
Word History
Martial comes from Mars, the Roman God of war.