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belligerent

bel·lig·er·ent

belligerent

 
 
pronunciation:
b lI j rnt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having or showing an eagerness to fight; aggressive; warlike.
More guards were called when the prisoner became belligerent.
synonyms:
aggressive, bellicose, combatant, combative, contentious, truculent, warlike
antonyms:
friendly
similar words:
antagonistic, argumentative, hostile, martial, offensive, pugnacious
definition 2: pertaining to war or to people or countries at war.
The belligerent nations could not be brought to the negotiating table.
synonyms:
hostile, martial, militant, warlike
antonyms:
neutral, peaceful
similar words:
at war, combatant, combative, inimical
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who behaves in a belligerent manner.
The belligerents were expelled from school.
similar words:
antagonist, combatant, enemy, gladiator, warmonger
definition 2: a person, state, or nation engaged in war.
The belligerents met to draw up a truce.
synonyms:
enemy, foe
antonyms:
neutral
similar words:
adversary, competitor, opponent
derivation: belligerently (adv.)
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The word belligerent contains the following part:
bell, belli Latin root that means war
synonyms:
pac