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Another word for belligerent

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Adjective
  1. Inclined to act in a hostile way

    See also:

    attitude

    attack

  2. Of or engaged in warfare

    Idioms:
    See also:

    attack

Noun
  1. One who engages in a combat or struggle

    See also:

    conflict

Another word for belligerent

Synonym Study

  • Contentious suggests an inclination to argue or quarrel, usually with annoying persistence
  • 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
  • Bellicose implies a warlike or hostile nature, suggesting a readiness to fight a bellicose mood
  • Belligerent implies engagement in war or fighting or in actions that are likely to provoke fighting belligerent nations