belligerence

[ buh-lij-er-uh ns ]SEE DEFINITION OF belligerence
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"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 went upon the bridge charged with belligerence.

He gazed hard at Norton, with suspicion and belligerence in his glance.

She was gazing at the intruder with belligerence, not hauteur.

At Washington he strove earnestly though in vain to secure the recognition of Cuban belligerence.

Muriel Harding shrewdly surveyed the scene before her, a glint of belligerence in her eyes.

WORD ORIGIN

1814; see belligerent + -ence. Related: belligerency.

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