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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wawr-lawrd]
    • /ˈwɔrˌlɔrd/
    • /ˈwɔː.lɔːd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr-lawrd]
    • /ˈwɔrˌlɔrd/

Definitions of warlord word

  • noun warlord a military leader, especially of a warlike nation. 1
  • noun warlord a military commander who has seized power, especially in one section of a country. 1
  • noun warlord tuchun. 1
  • noun warlord A military commander, especially an aggressive regional commander with individual autonomy. 1
  • noun warlord military ruler 1
  • countable noun warlord If you describe a leader of a country or organization as a warlord, you are critical of them because they have achieved power by behaving in an aggressive and violent way. 0

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Origin of warlord

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
First recorded in 1855-60; war1 + lord

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Parts of speech for Warlord


warlord popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

warlord usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for warlord

noun warlord

  • general — of or relating to all persons or things belonging to a group or category: a general meeting of the employees.
  • chieftain — A chieftain is the leader of a tribe.
  • commander — A commander is an officer in charge of a military operation or organization.
  • assailant — Someone's assailant is a person who has physically attacked them.
  • boxer — A boxer is someone who takes part in the sport of boxing.

Antonyms for warlord

noun warlord

  • peacemaker — a person, group, or nation that tries to make peace, especially by reconciling parties who disagree, quarrel, or fight.

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