"Don't be so sure of that," Al retorted, with a flash of belligerence.
He was red with belligerence; Aunt Caroline had the composure of placid adamant.
Belligerence, mere combativeness, is a masculine attribute; but courage is not.
Ted lost his belligerence; the warden was his father's friend.
There was a mixture of belligerence and distress in their actions.
Mr. Spokesly ...