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BELLIGERENT [bəˈlijərənt]

belligerent (adjective)

belligerent (noun) · belligerents (plural noun)

  • a nation or person engaged in war or conflict, as recognized by international law.
Synonyms: militarist . hawk . jingoist . aggressor . provoker . pacifist .

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1. Belligerent may function as either an adjective or a noun

2. Bellicose, Belligerent - Bellicose orients "prone to fighting" toward an individual, while Belligerent refers to an organized body, a national or political entity—a person is bellicose, a nation is Belligerent. See also related terms for prone

3. Of warlike character; aggressively hostile; bellicose: a Belligerent tone

4. Waging war; engaged in war: a peace treaty between Belligerent powers

5. Pertaining to war or to those engaged in war: Belligerent

6. Some common synonyms of Belligerent are bellicose, contentious, pugnacious, and quarrelsome

7. While all these words mean "having an aggressive or fighting attitude," Belligerent often implies being actually at war or engaged in hostilities.

8. A country, group, or person who is fighting a war: Many hoped the Belligerents were finally on the road to peace.

9. You can use it to talk about actual wars — the nations taking part in a war are called Belligerents — but usually Belligerent describes a psychological disposition

10. If you're running a school for aggressive boys, do plenty of arts and crafts to prevent them from becoming too Belligerent. The stress is on the second syllable: bə-LIJ-ə-rənt.

11. A Belligerent is an individual, group, country, or other entity that acts in a hostile manner, such as engaging in combat

12. Unlike the use of Belligerent as an adjective meaning "aggressive", its use as a noun does not necessarily imply that a Belligerent country is an aggressor.

13. Belligerent is defined as a state, nation or military personnel at war or ready to fight

14. An example of Belligerent is Germany in World War II.

15. The coronavirus has turned the NFL into a joke, and nobody should be laughingAnother thing about zombies is they tend to be super Belligerent, yet they howl with outrage at any act that might impede them, and they are highly evasive.

16. Belligerent was an Imperial-class Star Destroyer that served the Imperial Navy during the Galactic Civil War

17. Bellum gerere, "to wage war") is an individual, group, country or other entity which acts in a hostile manner, such as engaging in combat. Belligerent comes …

18. As a manager he was Belligerent, tyrannical, wisecracking, but always affectionate

19. As it was, a Belligerent second-half from the visitors, coupled with a last-gasp converted try, resulted in a respectable outcome

20. His chin was tilted up, creating a Belligerent mask-like effect, readily magnified by the frosted glare of his eyes.

21. Attrition warfare is a military strategy in which a Belligerent side attempts to win a war by wearing down the enemy to the point of collapse through continuous losses in personnel and materiel.

22. Belligerent (adj.) 1570s, "waging war, engaged in hostilities," from Latin belligerantem (nominative belligerans), past participle of belligerare "to wage war," from bellum "war" (see bellicose) + gerere "to bear, to carry" (see gest).The noun meaning "party or nation at war" is from 1811

23. Learner's definition of Belligerent

24. An international group is trying to negotiate a cease-fire between the Belligerents

25. Belligerent - WordReference English dictionary, questions, discussion and forums

26. ‘a bull-necked, Belligerent old man’

27. ‘And I think we do need to hear what they are saying because they act as a restraint to an aggressive or Belligerent response’.’

28. ‘He's a good footballer but he's not very aggressive, not very Belligerent and I'd like to think that with 20-odd caps

29. Horn-mad Belligerent, infuriated; mad enough to butt or gore with the horns, as cattle

30. A Belligerent stare She is very Belligerent and quarrelsome.

31. A nation is deemed a Belligerent even when resorting to war in order to withstand or punish an aggressor

32. The Belligerent see themselves as victims of injustice whose suffering or imagined suffering is sufficient grounds for any destruction and mayhem they may engage in to address the injustice

33. A Belligerent person is hostile and aggressive

34. The Belligerent statements from both sides which have led to fears of war

35. Synonyms: aggressive, hostile, contentious, combative More Synonyms of Belligerent

36. Belligerent Warlike; given to waging war; characterized by a tendency to wage or carry on war.; Belligerent Of warlike character; constituting or tending to an infraction of peace: as, a Belligerent

37. Tone of debate.; Belligerent Actually engaged in war: as, the Belligerent powers.; Belligerent Pertaining to war, or to those engaged in war: as, Belligerent rights, etc.

38. Belligerent has a very good storyline - it holds your attention throughout the book

39. Definition of Belligerent_1 adjective in Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

40. Watch out! Lee's in a Belligerent mood

41. He was almost back to his Belligerent mood of twelve months ago

42. The Belligerent countries are having difficulties funding the war

43. He is always very Belligerent towards me.

44. • When police officers questioned him, he became Belligerent and tried to hit one of them

45. • They gave my new acquaintance a somewhat Belligerent aspect, you may be sure! • Some conversations of couples, whether affectionate or Belligerent, have scant informational content

46. • Harris is a Belligerent man with an explosive temper.

47. Belligerent (comparative more Belligerent, superlative most Belligerent) Engaged in warfare, warring

48. Another word for Belligerent: aggressive, hostile, contentious, combative, unfriendly Collins English Thesaurus

49. Butch the Belligerent bully threatened the other students during lunchtime, punched them, and took their spending money from their pockets

50. The teacher who was supervising at last witnessed his belligerence, so Butch was hauled into the principal’s office to account for his aggressive actions.Schools try at all costs to stop Belligerent and mean conduct since it tends to ruin a peaceful

51. A racist, Belligerent press doesn’t just hurt its targets, it’s bad for all of us Nesrine Malik Whether it’s EU migrants or Black Lives Matter campaigners, enemies are singled out to keep

52. BCPD officer’s Belligerent behavior caught on camera; traffic stop leads to firing Stacey Cameron 2 days ago

53. Examples of Belligerent in a sentence

54. My brother was always Belligerent and ready to fight

55. 🔊 While the members of the president’s cabinet wanted him to take a Belligerent stance against a neighboring country, the president sought a peaceful compromise.

56. Likewise, allies may not become co-Belligerents in a war if a casus foederis invoking the alliance has not arisen

57. Co-Belligerents are defined in the Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law as

58. Belligerent: Inclined or eager to fight; hostile or aggressive

59. By this it was provided that thereafter the captain of a cruiser who should impress an American citizen should be liable to heavy penalties, to be enacted by law; but as the preamble to this proposition read, "Whereas it is not lawful for a Belligerent to impress or carry off, from on board a neutral, seafaring persons _who are

60. After restricting Al-Rehman to a modest 117-8, Rangoonwala blazed their way to victory in only 7.4 overs on the back of Belligerent knocks from Bahadur Ali (60 off 25 balls, five sixes and six fours) and Bismillah Khan (55 off 23, five sixes and four fours) by reaching 120 without loss.

61. The 22-year-old woman dubbed "Soho Karen" over her confrontation with a black teenager at a Manhattan hotel was "downright Belligerent" when cops in California busted her for DUI.

62. Find 36 ways to say Belligerent, along with antonyms, related words, and example sentences at, the world's most trusted free thesaurus.

63. Belligerent Goat, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

64. Definition of Belligerent_2 noun in Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

65. 'Belligerent' Refusal to Wear a Mask, Then a Stabbing Police say Texas man attacked Jack in the Box manager over mask request By Jenn Gidman

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