Belligerence



a warlike or aggressively hostile nature, condition, or attitude.
an act of carrying on war; warfare.
Contemporary Examples

Mission Accomplished? Zachary Iscol June 28, 2009
The Democrats’ Joe Wilson? Benjamin Sarlin September 30, 2009

Historical Examples

The Preliminaries Cornelia A. P. Comer
When God Laughs and Other Stories Jack London
The Pride of Palomar Peter B. Kyne
The home Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Marjorie Dean College Freshman Pauline Lester
Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
Dear Enemy Jean Webster
Deadly City Paul W. Fairman

noun
the act or quality of being belligerent or warlike; aggressiveness
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