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Synonyms for bellicose
ˈbɛl ɪˌkoʊs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. battleful, bellicose, combative(adj)

    having or showing a ready disposition to fight

    "bellicose young officers"; "a combative impulse"; "a contentious nature"

    agonistical, agonistic, battleful, litigious, disputative, combative, disputatious, contentious

    nonaggressive, unaggressive

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bellicose

    quarrelsome, pugnacious, belligerent, irascible, contentious

    peaceful, peaceable, unquarrelsome, pacific, unwarlike, unexcitable, good-tempered, genial

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bellicose(a)

    pugnacious, belligerent

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    warlike, belligerent, warmongering, militant

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How to use bellicose in a sentence?

  1. Philip Breedlove:

    We need to first and foremost signal that we cannot accept this change and that, if this change is continued, that we will have to change the cost calculus for Russia in order to help them to find their way to a less bellicose position.

  2. The Russian Foreign Ministry:

    Unfortunately, Kiev's bellicose rhetoric has sharply increased, we call on the Ukrainian side to show restraint and not violate the implementation of the Minsk agreements on security with irresponsible actions.

  3. H.L. Mencken:

    All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else.

  4. Mike Pompeo:

    Recent bellicose moves by the Venezuelan military to deploy along the border with Colombia as well as the presence of illegal armed groups and terrorist organizations in Venezuelan territory demonstrate that Nicolas Maduro not only poses a threat to the Venezuelan people, Nicolas Maduro actions threaten the peace and security of Venezuela's neighbors, catastrophic economic policies and political repression continue to drive this unprecedented refugee crisis, straining the ability of governments to respond.

  5. John McCain:

    Some of them seem to think that if I were just more bellicose in expressing what we're doing, that that would make a difference.

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