Another word for belligerent
warlike, pugnacious, hostile, quarrelsome, contentious, bellicose, warring, militant, martial, warmongering, hawkish, combative, truculent, antagonistic, aggressive, full of fight*; see also aggressive 2, quarrelsome 1.
belligerent implies engagement in war or fighting or in actions that are likely to provoke fighting belligerent nations; bellicose implies a warlike or hostile nature, suggesting a readiness to fight a bellicose mood; pugnacious and quarrelsome both connote aggressiveness and a willingness to initiate a fight, but quarrelsome more often suggests pettiness and eagerness to fight for little or no reason; contentious suggests an inclination to argue or quarrel, usually with annoying persistence
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