militante
el militante, la militante
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
1. (active defender)
a. activist
Los militantes protestan contra las medidas de la oposición.The activists are protesting against the measures of the opposition.
b. militant
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
La policía detuvo a los militantes más agresivos durante la manifestación.The police arrested the most aggressive militants during the demonstration.
2. (constituent)
a. member
Para ser militante del grupo necesitas un carné.You need a carnet in order to become a member of the group.
b. militant
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
Los militantes del partido no están dispuestos a la negociación respecto al asunto.The party militants are unwilling to negotiate on the issue.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (related to militancy)
a. militante
La rebelión se ha escindido en varias facciones militantes.The rebellion has splintered off into several militant factions.
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militante
adjective
(radical) militant
una feminista militante a militant feminist
[de partido] member
militante de base rank and file member
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