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English adjective: belligerent

1. belligerent characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight

SamplesAggressive acts against another country.
A belligerent tone.




2. belligerent engaged in war

SamplesBelligerent (or warring) nations.

Synonymsmilitant, war-ridden, warring


Antonymspeaceful, peaceable

English noun: belligerent

1. belligerent (person) someone who fights (or is fighting)

Synonymsbattler, combatant, fighter, scrapper

Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Narrower (hyponym)boxer, brawler, butter, defender, fencer, gamecock, gladiator, gouger, grappler, hell-kite, hell-rooster, master, matman, mauler, pugilist, skirmisher, street fighter, superior, swordsman, tough, victor, withstander, wrestler

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