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belligerence

bel·lig·er·ence

belligerence

 
 
pronunciation:
b lI j rns
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a very aggressive or hostile attitude; warlike nature.
His belligerence toward his stepfather frightened his mother, who feared the two would come to blows.
definition 2: an act of war or hostility, or the carrying on of war; warfare.
similar words:
aggression, hostility
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