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bellicose

bel·li·cose

bellicose

 
 
pronunciation:
be lih kos
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: easily incited to quarrel or fight; belligerent.
The bellicose neighbors had been fighting over their borderlands for decades.
antonyms:
amicable, pacific, peaceable
similar words:
belligerent, martial, truculent
definition 2: displaying an eagerness to fight.
Bellicose statements were hurled by each side, but there was no real fight.
synonyms:
belligerent, hostile
antonyms:
amicable, friendly, mollifying
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derivations: bellicosely (adv.), bellicoseness (n.), bellicosity (n.)
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