bellicose


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bel·li·cose

 (bĕl′ĭ-kōs′)
adj.
Warlike or hostile in manner or temperament. See Synonyms at belligerent.

[Middle English, from Latin bellicōsus, from bellicus, of war, from bellum, war.]

bel′li·cose′ly adv.
bel′li·cos′i·ty (-kŏs′ĭ-tē), bel′li·cose′ness n.

bellicose

(ˈbɛlɪˌkəʊs; -ˌkəʊz)
adj
warlike; aggressive; ready to fight
[C15: from Latin bellicōsus, from bellum war]
ˈbelliˌcosely adv
bellicosity n

bel•li•cose

(ˈbɛl ɪˌkoʊs)

adj.
inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin bellicōsus, derivative of bellic(us) of war, derivative of bellum war]
bel′li•cose`ly, adv.
bel`li•cos′i•ty (-ˈkɒs ɪ ti) bel′li•cose`ness, n.

bellicose

, belligerent - Bellicose orients "prone to fighting" toward an individual, while belligerent refers to an organized body, a national or political entity—a person is bellicose, a nation is belligerent.
See also related terms for prone.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bellicose - having or showing a ready disposition to fightbellicose - having or showing a ready disposition to fight; "bellicose young officers"; "a combative impulse"; "a contentious nature"
aggressive - having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; "an aggressive businessman"; "an aggressive basketball player"; "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions"; "aggressive drivers"

bellicose

bellicose

adjective
1. Having or showing an eagerness to fight:
2. Of, relating to, or inclined toward war:
Translations
ميال ال إلى القِتال، مولَع بالحَرْب
agresivníbojovný
krigerisk
herskár
karingas
agresīvskareivīgs
bojachtivý
kavgacı

bellicose

[ˈbelɪkəʊs] ADJbelicoso

bellicose

[ˈbɛlɪkəʊs ˈbɛlɪkəʊz] (literary) adj (= belligerent) [statement] → belliqueux/euse

bellicose

adj nation, moodkriegerisch, kriegslustig; (= pugnacious)kampflustig, streitsüchtig

bellicose

[ˈbɛlɪkəʊs] adjbellicoso/a

bellicose

(ˈbelikəus) adjective
warlike or quarrelsome. a bellicose nation.
References in classic literature ?
To have fallen back a step would have been to precipitate an immediate charge; to have rushed forward to meet the other might have had the same result, or it might have put the bellicose one to flight--it all depended upon the young bull's stock of courage.
Twice were members of his band mauled, and one was killed by a huge and bellicose rhinoceros; but the instant the action was over, it was as though it never had occurred.
Also, Bill Totts was a trifle inclined to late hours, and at times, in saloons, to be good-naturedly bellicose with other workmen.
Freddie Drummond sat in the auto, quite composed, alongside Catherine Van Vorst; but looking out of Freddie Drummond's eyes was Bill Totts, and somewhere behind those eyes, battling for the control of their mutual body, were Freddie Drummond the sane and conservative sociologist, and Bill Totts, the class-conscious and bellicose union working man.
The animal was studying him with bellicose curiosity.
The New World seems to have made up its mind to live in peace; and our bellicose
Nor on ours," replied unanimously all the bellicose invalids.
But he twisted his little black moustache with such a bellicose air and rolled such big, black fierce eyes at Smith that this promise came to noth- ing.
Servile and fawning as he had been before, he was now as domineering and bellicose.
Encouraged by President Bush's statement, the Beijing regime has stepped up its bellicose threats against Taiwan.
But US Secretary of State Colin Powell warned: ''North Korea should not leave the meetings with the slightest impression that the US is intimidated by bellicose statements.
THE prospect of Britain going to war against Iraq in support of a bellicose American President does not appeal to many people in this country as either wise or prudent.