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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.

belligerent

(bɪˈlɪdʒərənt)
adj
1. marked by readiness to fight or argue; aggressive: a belligerent tone.
2. (Military) relating to or engaged in a legally recognized war or warfare
n
a person or country engaged in fighting or war
[C16: from Latin belliger, from bellum war + gerere to wage]

bel•lig•er•ent

(bəˈlɪdʒ ər ənt)

adj.
1. waging war; engaged in warfare.
2. showing readiness to fight; aggressively hostile; truculent: a belligerent tone.
n.
3. a state or nation at war.
4. a person engaged in fighting.
[1570–80; < Latin belliger waging war]
bel•lig′er•ent•ly, adv.
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:
Noun1.belligerent - someone who fights (or is fighting)belligerent - someone who fights (or is fighting)
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
defender, withstander - a fighter who holds out against attack
boxer, pugilist - someone who fights with his fists for sport
brawler - a fighter (especially one who participates in brawls)
butter - a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head
fencer, swordsman - someone skilled at fencing
gladiator - (ancient Rome) a professional combatant or a captive who entertained the public by engaging in mortal combat
gouger - an attacker who gouges out the antagonist's eye
hell-kite, hell-rooster, gamecock - someone who is a very fierce fighter
mauler - a fighter who batters the opponent; "Jack Dempsey was called a mauler"
skirmisher - someone who skirmishes (e.g., as a member of a scouting party)
tough, street fighter - someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
victor, master, superior - a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
grappler, matman, wrestler - combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground
Adj.1.belligerent - characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fightbelligerent - characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight; "aggressive acts against another country"; "a belligerent tone"
hostile - characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions"
2.belligerent - engaged in warbelligerent - engaged in war; "belligerent (or warring) nations"
unpeaceful - not peaceful; "unpeaceful times"; "an unpeaceful marriage"

belligerent

adjective
1. aggressive, hostile, contentious, combative, unfriendly, antagonistic, pugnacious, argumentative, bellicose, quarrelsome, litigious He was almost back to his belligerent mood of twelve months ago.
aggressive friendly, benign, harmonious, conciliatory, amicable, nonviolent, without hostility
noun
1. fighter, battler, militant, contender, contestant, combatant, antagonist, warring nation, disputant The belligerents were due to settle their differences.

belligerent

adjective
1. Having or showing an eagerness to fight:
2. Inclined to act in a hostile way:
3. Of or engaged in warfare:
Idiom: at war.
noun
One who engages in a combat or struggle:
Translations
مُحارِبٌ، مُتَحارِبٌ، مُشْتَرِك في حَربمعادِ، في حالَةِ حَرْب
hašteřivýútočnýválčící
krigeriskkrigsførende
ellenségeskedõhadviselõ
ófriîsamur, deilugjarnstríîs-
kariaujantis
agresīvskareivīgskarojošs
harbedenkavgacısavaşan

belligerent

[bɪˈlɪdʒərənt]
A. ADJbeligerante
B. Nparte f beligerante

belligerent

[bɪˈlɪdʒərənt] adj
[person] → agressif/ive
[nation] → belligérant(e)

belligerent

adj
nationkriegslustig, kampflustig, kriegerisch; person, attitudestreitlustig, kampflustig; moodstreitlustig, kämpferisch; speechaggressiv
(= waging war)Krieg führend, streitend; belligerent powerStreitmacht f
n (= nation)Krieg führendes Land; (= person)Streitende(r) mf

belligerent

[bɪˈlɪdʒərnt] adj (at war) → belligerante (fig) → bellicoso/a

belligerent

(biˈlidʒərənt) adjective
1. unfriendly; hostile. a belligerent stare; She is very belligerent and quarrelsome.
2. waging war. belligerent nations.
belˈligerence noun
belˈligerently adverb

belligerent

a. beligerante.
References in classic literature ?
The business of eating interposed a brief truce between the belligerents, but no sooner was supper disposed of than they were at it again.
So far, not a word had been exchanged between the belligerents.
Descendants of the belligerents now wear their hair all alike, but the
Several very exciting skirmishes were in progress, when a loud shout attracted the attention even of the belligerents, and then there poured on to the platform, from a door at the side, a long line of gentlemen with their hats off, all looking behind them, and uttering vociferous cheers; the cause whereof was sufficiently explained when Sir Matthew Pupker and the two other real members of Parliament came to the front, amidst deafening shouts, and testified to each other in dumb motions that they had never seen such a glorious sight as that, in the whole course of thier public career.
The seconds retired, the gentleman on the camp-stool did the same, and the belligerents approached each other.
This being warmer work than they had calculated upon, speedily cooled the courage of the belligerents, who scrambled to their feet and called for quarter.
At last, after several hours, when sundry summer-houses had been pulled down, and some area-railings had been torn up, to arm the more belligerent spirits, a rumour got about that the Guards were coming.
They were at a loss to know whether he had been scalped in battle, or enjoyed a natural immunity from that belligerent infliction.
She maintained this belligerent attitude for several days, during which time a series of informal negotiations were pending, and wide alarm spread over the island.
This they announced as the chief of the belligerent village, but as a great pacificator.
Look here, Skinny Philander," he said, in belligerent tones, "if you are lookin' for a scrap, peel off your coat and come on down on the ground, and I'll punch your head just as I did sixty years ago in the alley back of Porky Evans' barn.
In times of war such panthans as happened to be within the domain of a belligerent nation were compelled to don the insignia of that nation and fight with her warriors.