Definition of Hawkish

1. Adjective. Disposed to warfare or hard-line policies. "Warlike policies"

Exact synonyms: Militant, Warlike
Similar to: Unpeaceful
Derivative terms: Hawkishness



Definition of Hawkish

1. Adjective. Supportive of warlike foreign policy; bellicose; inclined toward military action. ¹

2. Adjective. Favouring increasing interest rates; inclined towards increasing interest rates. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hawkish

1. warlike [adj] - See also: warlike

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hawkish

hawkbit
hawkbits
hawked
hawker
hawkers
hawkey
hawkeyed
hawkeyes
hawkeys
hawkfish
hawkfishes
hawkie
hawkies
hawking
hawkings
hawkish (current term)
hawkishly
hawkishness
hawkishnesses
hawkit
hawklike
hawkmoth
hawkmoths
hawknose
hawknoses
hawks
hawksbill
hawksbill turtle
hawksbill turtles
hawksbills

Literary usage of Hawkish

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1. Dealignment: A New Foreign Policy Perspective by Mary Kaldor, Richard A. Falk, Gerard Holden (1987)
"In the United States a small hawkish faction was determined to reverse America's ... The Euro-American Workshop brought together such hawkish American ..."

2. Kingdoms of Ahn Daowen: Storms of Espyrea by E. P. Harlow (2007)
"She was of average height, and her fair, hawkish face hinted at no emotion. "It will cost five silvers a head for passage to the city. ..."

3. A History of the United States by Edward Channing (1917)
"He thought it was "setting up a kite [a hawkish bird] to keep the hen- yard in order." He especially disliked the permanency of the presidential office, ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1908)
"... 1888); hawkish, Л Sketch of the Creek Country (The Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, 1848); Annual Reports of the Commissioner o¡ Indian Affairs. ..."

5. The Works of George Meredith by George Meredith (1897)
"As she said it she had a slight shock of cowering under eyes tolerably hawkish in their male glitter; but her coolness was not disturbed, and without any ..."

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