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belligerent

bel·lig·er·ent

belligerent

 
 
pronunciation:
b lI j rnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having a fighting character; aggressive.
The boxer looked belligerent as he stepped into the ring.
synonyms:
aggressive
antonyms:
friendly
similar words:
hostile, martial, offensive
definition 2: having to do with war or to people or countries at war.
The two belligerent countries refused to discuss peace.
synonyms:
martial
antonyms:
neutral, peaceful
similar words:
at war
derivation: belligerently (adv.)
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The word belligerent contains the following part:
bell, belli Latin root that means war
synonyms:
pac