[haw-kish] /ˈhɔ kɪʃ/
resembling a , as in appearance or behavior.
advocating war or a belligerently threatening diplomatic policy.
favouring the use or display of force rather than diplomacy to achieve foreign policy goals
“hawk-like,” by 1703, from hawk (n.) + -ish. Sense of “militaristic” is from 1965, from hawk in the transferred sense.
The quality of being an advocate of a bellicose policy; belligerence: A few of the Republicans objected to Nixon’s hawkishness (1967+)
Having the attitude of one who advocates strong action on national policy: These people are as hawkish as Lyndon Johnson (1965+)
[hawk] /hɔk/ noun 1. any of numerous birds of prey of the family Accipitridae, having a short, hooked beak, broad wings, and curved talons, often seen circling or swooping at low altitudes. 2. any of several similar, unrelated birds, as the . 3. Informal. a person who preys on others, as a sharper. 4. Also […]
noun 1. any of numerous moths of the family Sphingidae, noted for their very swift flight and ability to hover while sipping nectar from flowers. noun 1. any of various moths of the family Sphingidae, having long narrow wings and powerful flight, with the ability to hover over flowers when feeding from the nectar Also […]
noun 1. a gray and white diurnal owl, Surnia ulula, of northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere, resembling a hawk in appearance and actions. noun 1. a hawklike northern owl, Surnia ulula, with a long slender tail and brownish speckled plumage
[hawk-nohz] /ˈhɔkˌnoʊz/ noun 1. a nose curved like the beak of a hawk.