Belligerent



warlike; given to waging war.
of warlike character; aggressively hostile; bellicose:
a belligerent tone.
waging war; engaged in war:
a peace treaty between belligerent powers.
pertaining to war or to those engaged in war:
belligerent rights.
a state or nation at war.
a member of the military forces of such a state.
Contemporary Examples

What Was Big Labor? David Frum June 6, 2012
Rupert Murdoch Bares Media’s Reach to Leveson Inquiry on Phone Hacking Nicholas Wapshott April 27, 2012
What Makes Ted Cruz Tick? Justin Green April 1, 2013
Twitter’s TV Wars Jace Lacob November 28, 2010
Coup by Acclamation? Hussein Ibish July 3, 2013

Historical Examples

History of Holland George Edmundson
Louisiana Lou William West Winter
The Government Class Book Andrew W. Young
The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
Revolution and Other Essays Jack London

adjective
marked by readiness to fight or argue; aggressive: a belligerent tone
relating to or engaged in a legally recognized war or warfare
noun
a person or country engaged in fighting or war
adj.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Belligerently

    warlike; given to waging war. of warlike character; aggressively hostile; bellicose: a belligerent tone. waging war; engaged in war: a peace treaty between belligerent powers. pertaining to war or to those engaged in war: belligerent rights. a state or nation at war. a member of the military forces of such a state. Historical Examples Left […]

  • Belligerents

    warlike; given to waging war. of warlike character; aggressively hostile; bellicose: a belligerent tone. waging war; engaged in war: a peace treaty between belligerent powers. pertaining to war or to those engaged in war: belligerent rights. a state or nation at war. a member of the military forces of such a state. Contemporary Examples How […]



  • Belling

    shivaree (def 1). a hollow instrument of cast metal, typically cup-shaped with a flaring mouth, suspended from the vertex and rung by the strokes of a clapper, hammer, or the like. the stroke or sound of such an instrument: We rose at the bell. anything in the form of a bell. the large end of […]

  • Bellingham

    a seaport in NW Washington. a city in E Massachusetts. Contemporary Examples Tragedy in a Lion’s Lair: Sanctuary Intern Died Following Her Passion Christine Pelisek March 7, 2013 Historical Examples Footprints of Former Men in Far Cornwall Robert S. Hawker Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, July 8, 1914 Various The Gateless Barrier Lucas […]



Disclaimer: Belligerent definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.