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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. 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. Ryan Stout:

    I don't think he's being belligerent intentionally, I think he's in a crisis.

  3. Jill Gann:

    He was very belligerent and aggressive.

  4. John McKinney:

    The conversation wasn't particularly intense, it wasn't particularly belligerent, and it lasted about four minutes.

  5. 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.

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Translations for belligerent

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  • محاربArabic
  • войнствен, военен, воюващ, воюваща странаBulgarian
  • krigsførendeDanish
  • streitlustig, KriegsteilnehmerGerman
  • bélico, belicoso, beligeranteSpanish
  • sotaakäyvä, sotaintoinen, hyökkäävä, väkivaltainen, riitaisa, sotaisa, riidanhaluinenFinnish
  • belligérantFrench
  • deilugjarn, styrjaldaraðili, ófriðsamur, herskár, deiluaðiliIcelandic
  • bellico, belligerante, bellicosoItalian
  • 好戦的Japanese
  • bellicusLatin
  • kaitaua, toheriri, kaikiriMāori
  • partij, belligerent, krijgs-, oorlog, oorlogvoerend, vijandig, strijdlustig, oorlogszuchtigDutch
  • krigersk, stridslystenNorwegian
  • strona konfliktu, wojenny, napastliwy, walczący, wojowniczyPolish
  • beligerantes, belicoso, beligerante, bélicoPortuguese
  • военный, воинственный, враждующий, участник конфликта, враждебный, воюющая сторона, воюющийRussian
  • krigslysten, stridslysten, krigförandeSwedish
  • گھنٹیUrdu
  • 交戰的Chinese

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