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

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  1. belligerentadjective

    (By extension) Aggressively hostile, eager to fight.

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. belligerent

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

    neutral, pacific, peaceful, nonbelligerent, appeased, reconciled

Princeton's WordNet2.2 / 5 votes

  1. combatant, battler, belligerent, fighter, scrapperadjective

    someone who fights (or is fighting)

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

    peaceable, amicable, peaceful

  2. aggressive, belligerentadjective

    characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight

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

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

    amicable, peaceable, peaceful

  3. belligerent, militant, war-ridden, warringadjective

    engaged in war

    "belligerent (or warring) nations"

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

    amicable, peaceable, peaceful

Dictionary of English Synonymes4.0 / 1 vote

  1. belligerentadjective

    carrying on war, engaged in war, waging war

  2. belligerentadjective

    of belligerents

  3. belligerentadjective

    warlike, hostile

  4. belligerentnoun

    belligerent state or nation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. belligerentadjective

    at war, warring, militant, bellicose, pugnacious

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  1. Ambassador Tesfamicael Gerahtu:

    Ethiopia’s belligerent stance, as a way of trying to weaken Eritrea ... and even make regime change in Eritrea, has also been part of this equation.

  2. 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.

  3. Alan Gross:

    It pains me to see them treated so unjustly as a consequence of two governments' mutually belligerent policies, five-and-a-half decades of history shows us that such belligerence inhibits better judgment. Two wrongs don't make a right.

  4. Tom Luehrs:

    A lot of the people that we work with are wanting to get jobs, wanting to get housing, wanting to move out of homelessness, so then you have this other group that's kind of even belligerent and certainly not engaging and sometimes just very disrespectful. They don't care.

  5. Steve Goldman:

    There a relief that (China's selloff) didn't continue. There's a relief that there doesn't seem to be any belligerent tone coming out of Greece.

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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