belligerently


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bel·lig·er·ent

 (bə-lĭj′ər-ənt)
adj.
1. Inclined or eager to fight; hostile or aggressive.
2. Of, pertaining to, or engaged in warfare.
n.
One that is hostile or aggressive, especially one that is engaged in war.

[Latin belligerāns, belligerant-, present participle of belligerāre, to wage war, from belliger, warlike : bellum, war + gerere, to make.]

bel·lig′er·ent·ly adv.
Synonyms: belligerent, bellicose, pugnacious, combative
These adjectives mean having or showing an eagerness to fight. Belligerent refers to a tendency to hostile behavior: A belligerent reporter badgered the politician.
Bellicose describes a warlike or hostile manner or temperament: "Madison, far from being pushed into war by a bellicose Congress, had to drag his own hesitant party into it" (Garry Wills).
Pugnacious suggests a natural disposition to fight: A good litigator needs a pugnacious intellect.
Combative implies an eagerness to fight or resist: The senator made a combative defense of his record during the debate.

belligerently

(bɪˈlɪdʒərəntlɪ)
adv
aggressively
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.belligerently - with hostilitybelligerently - with hostility; in a belligerent hostile manner; "he pushed her against the wall belligerently"
Translations
بِصورَةٍ قِتاليَّةٍ أةو مُقاتِلَه
agresivně
krigerisk måde
hadban állva
ófriîsamlega
düşmancasavaşarak

belligerently

[bɪˈlɪdʒərəntlɪ] ADVagresivamente

belligerently

[bɪˈlɪdʒərəntli] adv [say, ask] → sur un ton agressif

belligerently

adv say, act, behavestreitlustig

belligerently

[bɪˈlɪdʒərntlɪ] advbellicosamente

belligerent

(biˈlidʒərənt) adjective
1. unfriendly; hostile. a belligerent stare; She is very belligerent and quarrelsome.
2. waging war. belligerent nations.
belˈligerence noun
belˈligerently adverb
References in classic literature ?
They swaggered unsteadily but belligerently toward the bar and looked at Pete with bleared and blinking eyes.
Dave Slotter leaned belligerently against the desk that barred the way to the private office of James Ward, senior partner of the firm of Ward, Knowles & Co.
belligerently demanded one Kelly, an Irish-American and a longshoreman, making his first trip to sea, and boat-puller for Kerfoot.
The women at the boards near to her scrambled, first, to the hot iron to save the cloth, and then to her, while the forewoman hurried belligerently down the aisle.
And evidently Allah decided to punish the ruling clique in Turkey, by depriving it of any reason or logic" President Vladimir Putin of Russia on the Turkish shooting down of a Russian warplane "We do know that Jeremy Corbyn leads this rabble (the Labour Party), that he would meet an enemy coming belligerently up the Thames with a cup of tea" Sir Bernard Ingham
To crib an opening line from one of Scott Taylor's Chronicle Herald articles: "On behalf of the millions of Canadians who are not of Ukrainian descent, I do not think that Ukraine is worth pushing anti-ISIS Russia further into the arms of belligerently anti-Western China.
Despite this, the Republican Presidential candidate remains true to form, belligerently insulting each of the businesses and individuals who have ended partnerships via his personal Twitter.
If Iran can behave so belligerently when it is staggering under economic sanctions, what will it be like when those sanctions are lifted?
They didn't hesitate to slap Russia with sanctions over its stance towards Ukraine, yet Turkey that openly collaborates with the Muslim Brotherhood and its takfiri affiliates gets away with being belligerently obstructive.
Air-strikes perhaps, but no ground forces: it is unlikely that the United States will look to Nato to act more belligerently on the world stage when caution is Obama's watchword.