A belligerent or aggressively hostile attitude, nature, or quality
Militant quality, behavior, etc.
The power or inclination to fight; pugnacity:
An unprovoked attack or warlike act; specif., the use of armed force by a state in violation of its international obligations
Sharp disagreement or opposition, as of interests or ideas; clash
The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
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