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Synonyms for belligerent
bəˈlɪdʒ ər ənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. combatant, battler, belligerent, fighter, scrapper(adj)

    someone who fights (or is fighting)

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

    Antonyms:
    peaceable, amicable, peaceful

  2. aggressive, belligerent(adj)

    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, warring(adj)

    engaged in war

    "belligerent (or warring) nations"

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

    Antonyms:
    amicable, peaceable, peaceful

Wiktionary

  1. belligerent(adjective)

    (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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. belligerent(a.)

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

  2. belligerent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    of belligerents

  3. belligerent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    warlike, hostile

  4. belligerent(n.)

    Synonyms:
    belligerent state or nation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. belligerent(a)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    warring, belligerence, bellicose, belligerency, warlike, hostile, militant, aggressive

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How to use belligerent in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Jill Gann:

    He was very belligerent and aggressive.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A woman can never prove her argument right with a wiseman’s proverb so she has to take the support of a wicked person’s thought only to bolster her belligerent point.


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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