Synonyms and related words:
aggression, aggressiveness, all-out war, antagonism, antipathy, appeal to arms, argumentativeness, armed combat, armed conflict, attack, battle, bellicism, bellicosity, belligerency, bickering, bloodshed, chauvinism, clash, clashing, collision, combat, combativeness, conflict, contention, contentiousness, despitefulness, disputatiousness, dissension, dissent, dissidence, faction, factiousness, ferocity, fierceness, fight, fighting, flak, friction, hate, hatred, hostilities, hostility, hot war, infighting, irascibility, irritability, jingoism, la guerre, litigiousness, malevolence, malice, malignity, martialism, might of arms, militancy, militarism, military operations, open hostilities, open war, partisan spirit, partisanship, pugnaciousness, pugnacity, quarrelsomeness, repugnance, resort to arms, saber rattling, shooting war, shrewishness, spite, spitefulness, state of war, the sword, total war, truculence, unfriendliness, unpeacefulness, war, warfare, warmaking, warmongering, warpath, warring, wartime

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  • Belligerence — Bel*lig er*ence, Belligerency Bel*lig er*en*cy, n. The quality of being belligerent. [1913 Webster] 2. the act or state of being engaged in war or a warlike conflict; warfare. Syn: hostilities. [WordNet 1.5] 3. an aggressively hostile or warlike… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • belligerence — 1814; see BELLIGERENT (Cf. belligerent) + ENCE (Cf. ence). Related: belligerency …   Etymology dictionary

  • belligerence — (also belligerency) ► NOUN ▪ aggressive or warlike behaviour …   English terms dictionary

  • belligerence — [bə lij′ər əns] n. a belligerent or aggressively hostile attitude, nature, or quality …   English World dictionary

  • belligerence — noun Date: 1814 an aggressive or truculent attitude, atmosphere, or disposition …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • belligerence — /beuh lij euhr euhns/, n. 1. a warlike or aggressively hostile nature, condition, or attitude. 2. an act of carrying on war; warfare. [1805 15; BELLIGER(ENT) + ENCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • belligerence — noun a state of being belligerent …   Wiktionary

  • belligerence — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. Warlike or hostile attitude or nature: bellicoseness, bellicosity, belligerency, combativeness, contentiousness, hostility, militance, militancy, pugnaciousness, pugnacity, truculence, truculency. See ATTACK. 2.… …   English dictionary for students

  • belligerence — bel·lig·er·ence || bɪ lɪdÊ’É™rÉ™ns n. warlike attitude, aggressiveness; hostility …   English contemporary dictionary

  • belligerence — [bə lɪdʒ(ə)r(ə)ns] (also belligerency) noun aggressive or warlike behaviour …   English new terms dictionary

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