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.
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.
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.
Trump has talked belligerently of cutting foreign aid, though in the case of Africa this has not happened.
AFTER Pakistan magnanimously permitted the mother and wife of Indian terror monger Commander Kulbhoshan Jadhav to meet him, India is acting belligerently towards Pakistan.
Israel is to blame for grave ramifications if this bill is endorsed, and int'l community is urged to exert efforts to block this "inhumane and heinous" legislation, which belligerently affects basic rights of Palestinian citizens, elaborated the statement.
The Sharif family has belligerently denying the owner ship of London flats but the NAB has now received irrevocable solid document from the British government which is sufficient to prove the case in the court against Sharif family, a senior NAB officer told.
Over the course of seven years working with [Arakan National Party cadres and their forerunner political parties], instead of being 'friends' among the members who had shared the same beliefs and worked toward a common national goal, I am saddened to see that members have become foes, acting belligerently against each other,' the resignation letter was described as stating.
When Dream Theater emerged belligerently in the mid-80s - known as Majesty at first - they disrupted an otherwise drowsy music scene with a fusion of heavy metal and progressive rock, nowadays recognised as its own genre.
The irony of it is so in-your-face that it cannot be missed: a small country emerging as victor in the ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, as it seeks to reclaim fishing rights within its exclusive economic zone, and a giant country belligerently ignoring the ruling and continuing to behave as if the former were a vassal state being allowed to fish in its waters.
He noted belligerently rupee is not overvalued and that does not account for a decline in exports.