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belligerency

bel·lig·er·en·cy

belligerency

 
pronunciation:
b lI j rn si
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the position or status of a belligerent nation; condition of being at war.
definition 2: belligerence.
similar words:
aggression
Word Parts
The word belligerency contains the following parts:
bell, belli Latin root that means war
synonyms:
pac
 
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.