bellicosity


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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.

bellicosity

a warlike or hostile attitude. — bellicose, adj.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bellicosity - a natural disposition to fightbellicosity - a natural disposition to fight  
pugnacity, belligerence, aggressiveness - a natural disposition to be hostile

bellicosity

noun
Translations

bellicosity

[ˌbelɪˈkɒsɪtɪ] Nbelicosidad f

bellicosity

n (of nation, mood)Kriegslust f; (= pugnacity)Kampf(es)lust f, → Streitsüchtigkeit f
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