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This politicization is being shaped not just by the right, but by the Trumpian political style of performative belligerence — in other words, being a jerk in the loudest and most public way you can.
THE PANDEMIC DIDN’T HAVE TO BE POLITICIZED. ONE PARTY IS TO BLAME FOR IT.PAUL WALDMANSEPTEMBER 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The officials criticized one another’s governments for human rights abuses and belligerence on the international stage.
CHINA’S PATH TO MODERNIZATION HAS, FOR CENTURIES, GONE THROUGH MY HOMETOWNYANGYANG CHENGJUNE 30, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Muriel Harding shrewdly surveyed the scene before her, a glint of belligerence in her eyes.
MARJORIE DEAN COLLEGE FRESHMANPAULINE LESTER
The instant she noted the change from sarcasm to belligerence 262 in Leslie Cairns tones, she became ready to speak and act.
MARJORIE DEAN COLLEGE FRESHMANPAULINE LESTER
Aunt Martha looked at him over the rims of her spectacles, wonderment in her gaze—perhaps a little belligerence.
THE RANGE BOSSCHARLES ALDEN SELTZER
The callers had aroused belligerence in Jerry, Ronny and Muriel.
MARJORIE DEAN COLLEGE FRESHMANPAULINE LESTER
She was gazing at the intruder with belligerence, not hauteur.
MARJORIE DEAN, COLLEGE SENIORPAULINE LESTER
The old tradition demands that national loyalties and ancient belligerence should continue.
THE PIVOT OF CIVILIZATIONMARGARET SANGER
The little lawyer glared at me a moment, and then the belligerence faded out of his face.
THE IRON HEELJACK LONDON
But the knowledge appeared merely to increase his belligerence to an insane fury.
SQUARE DEAL SANDERSONCHARLES ALDEN SELTZER
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WORDS RELATED TO BELLIGERENCE

  • aggression
  • aggressiveness
  • attack
  • backbone
  • bellicoseness
  • bellicosity
  • belligerence
  • belligerency
  • boldness
  • combativeness
  • contentiousness
  • gameness
  • hardihood
  • mettle
  • militancy
  • pluck
  • pugnacity
  • resistance
  • spirit
  • truculence
  • truculency
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