What is another word for combatant?

Pronunciation: [kˈɒmbatənt] (IPA)

Combatant refers to someone who is engaged in a fight or conflict, but there are several synonyms that can be used interchangeably. One such word is warrior, which implies someone who is particularly skilled in combat. Another synonym is soldier, which suggests someone who is a member of a military force and fights on behalf of a country or cause. A fighter is also a fitting synonym that depicts someone who is actively fighting in a physical struggle. Other synonyms for combatant include hostile, antagonist, and adversary, all of which convey a sense of opposition or conflict.

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What are the opposite words for combatant?

Combatant refers to a person who fights in a war or engages in a battle or conflict. Antonyms for combatant, which refer to those who do not engage in such activities, include "noncombatant", "civilian", "peaceful", and "pacifist". Noncombatant refers to those who do not engage in combat and are not involved in military operations. Civilian refers to people who are not in the military or police services. Peaceful refers to those who do not engage in violence and prefer peaceful resolutions to conflicts. Pacifist means a person who believes in the principle of peacefulness and rejects war and violence as a means of settling disputes.

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Usage examples for Combatant

Battles were fought at high altitudes, of which one was scarcely conscious except when one of the combatant machines fell headlong to earth.
"The Story of the "9th King's" in France"
Enos Herbert Glynne Roberts
And the Publius Ostorius who won was, as his name may suggest, a freedman, now fighting as a voluntary combatant, according to the inscription, in his fifty-first conflict.
"Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius"
Samuel Dill
Here, a vanquished combatant, with upturned hand, is imploring the pity of the spectators, while another is sinking in the agony of death upon the sand.
"Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius"
Samuel Dill

Famous quotes with Combatant

  • War hath no fury like a non-combatant.
    Charles Edward Montague
  • There is no man, let him be aware of it or not, who is not a combatant in this hot contest; no one who does not take an active part in the responsibility of the defeat or victory. The prisoner in his chains and the king on his throne, the poor and the rich, the healthy and the infirm, the wise and the ignorant, the captive and the free, the old man and the child, the civilized and the savage, share equally in the combat. Every word that is pronounced, is either inspired by God or by the world, and necessarily proclaims, implicitly or explicitly, but always clearly, the glory of the one or the triumph of the other. In this singular warfare we all fight through forced enlistment; here the system of substitutes or volunteers finds no place. In it is unknown the exception of sex or age; here no attention is paid to him who says, I am the son of a poor widow; nor to the mother of the paralytic, nor to the wife of the cripple. In this warfare all men born of woman are soldiers. And don’t tell me you don’t wish to fight; for the moment you tell me that, you are already fighting; nor that you don’t know which side to join, for while you are saying that, you have already joined a side; nor that you wish to remain neutral; for while you are thinking to be so, you are so no longer; nor that you want to be indifferent; for I will laugh at you, because on pronouncing that word you have chosen your party. Don’t tire yourself in seeking a place of security against the chances of war, for you tire yourself in vain; that war is extended as far as space, and prolonged through all time. In eternity alone, the country of the just, can you find rest, because there alone there is no combat. But do not imagine, however, that the gates of eternity shall be opened for you, unless you first show the wounds you bear; those gates are only opened for those who gloriously fought here the battles of the Lord, and were, like the Lord, crucified.
    Juan Donoso Cortés
  • "Forty years after a battle it is easy for a non-combatant to reason about how it ought to have been fought. It is another thing personally and under fire to direct the fighting while involved in the obscuring smoke of it. Much so with respect to other emergencies involving considerations both practical and moral, and when it is imperative promptly to act."
    Herman Melville

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