Soldierlike vs Martial - What's the difference?

soldierlike | martial |

As adjectives the difference between soldierlike and martial

is that soldierlike is resembling a soldier or some aspect of one while martial is of, relating to, or suggestive of war; warlike.




(en adjective)
  • Resembling a soldier or some aspect of one.
  • Synonyms

    * soldierly




    (en adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or suggestive of war; warlike.
  • * Dryden
  • But peaceful kings, o'er martial people set, / Each other's poise and counterbalance are.
  • Relating to or connected with the armed forces or the profession of arms or military life.
  • (comparable) Characteristic of or befitting a warrior; having a military bearing; soldierly, soldierlike, warriorlike.
  • (medicine, chemistry, obsolete) Relating to, or containing, iron; chalybeate.
  • martial preparations
    martial flowers: a reddish crystalline salt of iron

    Derived terms

    * court martial * martial art * martialism * martialness * martialist * martial law * martially

    See also

    * Mars


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