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

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  1. belligerentadjective

    (By extension) Aggressively hostile, eager to fight.

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. belligerent

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

    neutral, pacific, peaceful, nonbelligerent, appeased, reconciled

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  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 Words

  1. belligerentadjective

    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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