What are some alternative words for bellicose?

Synonyms for bellicose
ˈbɛl ɪˌkoʊs

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term bellicose.

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"

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

    Antonyms:
    nonaggressive, unaggressive

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bellicose

    Synonyms:
    quarrelsome, pugnacious, belligerent, irascible, contentious

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bellicose(a)

    Synonyms:
    pugnacious, belligerent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    warlike, belligerent, warmongering, militant

How to pronounce bellicose?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say bellicose in sign language?

  1. bellicose

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankword
#1986cold
#5680adverse
#9085distant
#12170hostile
#20046militant
#24087indifferent
#27806contentious
#36720alienated
#40140unfriendly
#45446estranged
#49221antagonistic
#52117frigid
#55147belligerent
#60499unkind
#64070disaffected
#66269warlike
#69269combative
#84984litigious
#88971inimical
#115380bellicose
#116184irascible
#133494pugnacious
#136732quarrelsome
#137478agonistic
#152654warmongering

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.


Translations for bellicose

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for bellicose »

Translation

Find a translation for the bellicose synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Images & Illustrations of bellicose

  1. bellicose
    bellicose
    bellicose
    bellicose
    bellicose

Discuss these bellicose synonyms with the community:

0 Comments


    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "bellicose." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 25 Nov. 2020. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/bellicose>.

    Are we missing a good synonym for bellicose?

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for bellicose:

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.