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Synonyms for bellicose
ˈbɛl ɪˌkoʊsbel·li·cose

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. bellicose

    Synonyms:
    quarrelsome, pugnacious, belligerent, irascible, contentious

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

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. battleful, bellicose, combativeadjective

    having or showing a ready disposition to fight

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

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

    Antonyms:
    nonaggressive, unaggressive

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  1. bellicoseadjective

    Synonyms:
    pugnacious, belligerent

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "bellicose":

    warlike, belligerent, warmongering, militant

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How to use bellicose in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  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. John McCain:

    What I do not do is to take actions either because it is going to work politically or it is going to somehow, in the abstract, make America look tough, 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.

  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. Maryam Rajavi:

    From the outset we have rejected this reactionary and bellicose policy and seek amicable relations with the rest of our neighbors to confront this regime, the Islamic revolutionary Guard Corps must be designated as a foreign terrorist group and evicted from the region. More sanctions need to be imposed on the regime. the Iranian people long for freedom and democracy, equality, and an advanced society. Moreover the Iranian people demand an overthrow of this regime, she said. Rajavi has called on international organizations to expel Iran because of its support of terrorism, restore sanctions on some officials and start war crimes prosecutions for those that she says are responsible for massacring civilians. Iran, however considers the N.C.R.I a terrorist organization, a claim the group rejects. The N.C.R.I says the regime has executed more than 120,000 of its followers who oppose the regime. Mrs. Rajavi alluded to America’s July 4th Independence Day, and the rights secured in the Declaration of Independence.


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