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Synonyms for belligerent
bəˈlɪdʒ ər əntbel·li·ger·ent

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Wiktionary

  1. belligerentadjective

    (By extension) Aggressively hostile, eager to fight.

    Synonyms:
    aggressive, contentious, combative, antagonistic, quarrelsome, pugnacious, bellicose, truculent

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. belligerent

    Synonyms:
    contending, engaging, fighting, opposed, adverse, rival, conflicting, antagonist, assailant, hostile

    Antonyms:
    neutral, pacific, peaceful, nonbelligerent, appeased, reconciled

Princeton's WordNet

  1. combatant, battler, belligerent, fighter, scrapperadjective

    someone who fights (or is fighting)

    Synonyms:
    fighter aircraft, combatant, attack aircraft, paladin, champion, fighter, battler, scrapper, hero

    Antonyms:
    peaceable, amicable, peaceful

  2. aggressive, belligerentadjective

    characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight

    "aggressive acts against another country"; "a belligerent tone"

    Synonyms:
    fast-growing(a), militant, strong-growing, aggressive, war-ridden, warring

    Antonyms:
    amicable, peaceable, peaceful

  3. belligerent, militant, war-ridden, warringadjective

    engaged in war

    "belligerent (or warring) nations"

    Synonyms:
    aggressive, warlike, warring, competitive, hawkish, war-ridden, militant

    Antonyms:
    amicable, peaceable, peaceful

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. belligerentadjective

    Synonyms:
    carrying on war, engaged in war, waging war

  2. belligerentadjective

    Synonyms:
    of belligerents

  3. belligerentadjective

    Synonyms:
    warlike, hostile

  4. belligerentnoun

    Synonyms:
    belligerent state or nation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. belligerentadjective

    Synonyms:
    at war, warring, militant, bellicose, pugnacious

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How to use belligerent in a sentence?

  1. Antony Blinken:

    It's increasingly belligerent rhetoric, it's recent buildup of forces. It's unusual troop movements along Ukraine's border.

  2. Rosemary Young:

    It doesn't matter how a parent should come, if we come here belligerent, out of control, things of that nature, that's what you have the police for, but what I wear should never be an issue. I'm not revealing. I'm not doing anything. I don't have any weapons.

  3. Rick Raynor:

    I'd rather work nine Grateful Dead concerts than one Oregon football game. They don't get belligerent like they do at the games.

  4. James Roche:

    Brett and I did not socialize beyond the first few days of freshman year. We talked at night as freshman roommates do, and I would see him as he returned from nights out with his friends. It is from this experience that I concluded that although Brett was normally reserved, he was a notably heavy drinker, even by the standards of Cuomo Prime Time, and that he became aggressive and belligerent when he was very drunk.

  5. Jim Watson:

    It's completely unacceptable, particularly in the neighborhoods where some of the protesters are going into restaurants and refusing to wear a mask and harassing staff and really being belligerent to the residents of our city.


Translations for belligerent

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  • محاربArabic
  • военен, воюваща страна, войнствен, воюващBulgarian
  • krigsførendeDanish
  • Kriegsteilnehmer, streitlustigGerman
  • beligerante, bélico, belicosoSpanish
  • sotaisa, sotaakäyvä, riitaisa, riidanhaluinen, väkivaltainen, hyökkäävä, sotaintoinenFinnish
  • belligérantFrench
  • herskár, deiluaðili, deilugjarn, ófriðsamur, styrjaldaraðiliIcelandic
  • bellicoso, bellico, belligeranteItalian
  • 好戦的Japanese
  • bellicusLatin
  • kaitaua, kaikiri, toheririMāori
  • oorlogszuchtig, belligerent, strijdlustig, partij, vijandig, krijgs-, oorlogvoerend, oorlogDutch
  • krigersk, stridslystenNorwegian
  • strona konfliktu, wojenny, napastliwy, walczący, wojowniczyPolish
  • beligerantes, belicoso, bélico, beligerantePortuguese
  • враждующий, воюющая сторона, воюющий, воинственный, военный, участник конфликта, враждебныйRussian
  • krigförande, krigslysten, stridslystenSwedish
  • گھنٹیUrdu
  • 交戰的Chinese

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