Belligerent synonyms

bə-lĭj'ər-ənt
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Belligerent; hostile.
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Ready to work with another person or in a team; ready to cooperate.
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1822, T. Creevey, Reminiscences, 28 Jul:
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Mild, gentle, forgiving
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Of the army, the navy, or military life; military
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Rushing with impetuosity; moving with violence.
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Temporarily or apparently deranged by violent sensations, emotions, or ideas:
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The person who first attacks or makes an aggression; he who begins hostility or a quarrel; an assailant.
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nasty, argumentative
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The definition of pugnacious is eager to fight or disagree.
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Of or characteristic of an enemy; warlike
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Inclined or ready to quarrel
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Provoking or likely to provoke controversy
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Showing or having the impulse to be combative.
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Supportive of warlike foreign policy; bellicose; inclined toward military action.
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The definition of combative is a person who likes to fight or argue.
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Contending or acting against; as, antagonistic forces.
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(Psychiatry) Of or involving aggression
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Of or characterized by opposing parties, as the plaintiff and defendant in a lawsuit
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Assertive is defined as someone who is self-confident and strong willed, though sometimes domineering or pushy.
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Characterized by or showing hostility:
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Engaged in war or other conflict
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(Music) Of, relating to, or being an emotionally charged style of performance marked by strong rhythms and improvisation:
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Extremely angry; wrathful; enraged.
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(Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult or troublesome:
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Fighting or warring.
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Unpleasantly cold or wet:
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The definition of ornery is someone bad tempered or stubborn.
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Affording or forming shade; shady.
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A hostile or warlike attitude, nature, or inclination; belligerency.
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An armed fighter.
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A rival business, team, etc.
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The quality of being militant.
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The act or characteristic of being aggressive or combative.
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The quality of being quarrelsome; an argumentative nature. [from 17th c.]
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A truculent remark or behaviour
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One who is engaged in or experienced in battle.
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(Informal) Fond of fighting, arguing, etc.; aggressive
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One who fights, such as a soldier or boxer.
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One who has much military experience or military skill
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Designed or used for carrying out a hostile or aggressive attack
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Inclined to act in a hostile way
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A state of open, often prolonged fighting; a battle or war.
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Dominated or plagued by war.
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Alternative form of batteler.
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A person who fights doggedly, who exhibits indomitable will.
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(Slang) Very ugly.
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Alternative form of bully boy.
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One who feuds.
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A person who jousts
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One who quarrels or is disposed to do so. An arguer or disputer.
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(Fencing) A fencer who fights with a sabre.
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One who scuffles.
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One who operates a tilt hammer.
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Prone to argue or dispute
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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
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