|part of speech:
||easily incited to quarrel or fight; belligerent.
The bellicose neighbors had been fighting over their borderlands for decades.
- amicable, pacific, peaceable
- similar words:
- belligerent, martial, truculent
||displaying an eagerness to fight.
Bellicose statements were hurled by each side, but there was no real fight.
- belligerent, hostile
- amicable, friendly, mollifying
||aggressive, choleric, inimical, militant, quarrelsome, turbulent
||bellicosely (adv.), bellicoseness (n.), bellicosity (n.)