Definition of Bellicose

1. Adjective. Having or showing a ready disposition to fight. "A contentious nature"

Exact synonyms: Battleful, Combative
Similar to: Aggressive
Derivative terms: Combat, Combativeness



Definition of Bellicose

1. a. Inclined to war or contention; warlike; pugnacious.

Definition of Bellicose

1. Adjective. Warlike in nature; aggressive; hostile. ¹

2. Adjective. Showing or having the impulse to be combative. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bellicose

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bellicose

belletrists
bellflower
bellflower family
bellflowers
bellfounder
bellfounders
bellgirl
bellgirls
bellhop
bellhops
bellibone
bellibones
bellicism
bellicist
bellicists
bellicose (current term)
bellicosely
bellicoseness
bellicosities
bellicosity
bellicous
bellidoite
bellied
bellied up
bellies
bellies of digastric muscle
bellies of omohyoid muscle
bellies of the beasts
bellies up
belligerence

Literary usage of Bellicose

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1. The Congo and the Founding of Its Free State: A Story of Work and Exploration by Henry Morton Stanley (1885)
"... the senior chief of Bolobo—Incidents in his life—A bellicose garrison—A jealous chief, ... bellicose ..."

2. The Mimic World, and Public Exhibitions: Their History, Their Morals, and by Olive Logan (1871)
"A bellicose Official.—Mrs. Ackley's Sorrows.—The "Nasty"—Farewell to Nashville. It was late in the evening when we arrived at Nashville. ;The second night I ..."

3. Cavour and the Making of Modern Italy, 1810-1861 by Pietro ORSI (1914)
"... Prince Napoleon—Armaments of Austria and Piedmont—The exertions of diplomacy, and Napoleon III.'s wavering attitude—bellicose tendencies of the Court of ..."

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