Another word for belligerent
belligerent bellicose pugnacious contentious quarrelsomeSearch Thesaurus
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 and pugnacious suggest a natural disposition to fight: “All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose” (H.L. Mencken). A good litigator needs a pugnacious intellect. Contentious implies chronic argumentativeness: “His style has been described variously as abrasive and contentious, overbearing and pompous” (Victor Merina). Quarrelsome suggests bad temper and a perverse readiness to bicker: “The men gave him much room, for he was notorious as a quarrelsome person when drunk” (Stephen Crane).
Another word for belligerentadjective
Having or showing an eagerness to fight:bellicose, combative, contentious, hostile, militant, pugnacious, quarrelsome, scrappy, truculent, warlike. See attack
Inclined to act in a hostile way:aggressive, combative, contentious, hostile, militant. See attack, attitude
Of or engaged in warfare:combatant, hostile, militant. Idiom: at war. See attack