Bellicose



inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious.
Contemporary Examples

Hey, Obama: Keep Out of North Korea Peter Beinart April 7, 2013
The GOP’s Steep Descent Into Extreme Politics and Doctrine Peter Beinart February 27, 2013
What The Hagel And Sequester Battles Say About The GOP Peter Beinart February 27, 2013
Do We Need to Be Told How to Read? William Giraldi June 5, 2013
Why Can’t Movies Capture Genius? Clive Irving December 13, 2014

Historical Examples

Collection of Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
The Daltons, Volume I (of II) Charles James Lever
A Book of Prefaces H. L. Mencken
Up the Forked River Edward Sylvester Ellis
Mr. Punch’s History of Modern England, Vol. I (of 4).–1841-1857 Charles L. Graves

adjective
warlike; aggressive; ready to fight
adj.

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