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synonyms for belligerency

  • aggression
  • aggressiveness
  • animosity
  • antagonism
  • bellicoseness
  • bellicosity
  • belligerence
  • combativeness
  • contentiousness
  • hostility
  • pugnacity
  • truculence
  • truculency
  • argumentativeness
  • combativity
  • pugnaciousness
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How to use belligerency in a sentence

The diplomatic section shall negotiate with the foreign cabinets the recognition of belligerency and Philippine independence.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
In spite of her high state of belligerency, Beatrice is evidently very proud of her interesting family.
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
"My niece will decide that, and not you," he returned with surprising belligerency.
THE OPENED SHUTTERSCLARA LOUISE BURNHAM
But instead of arousing belligerency, they aroused an almost frantic agitation.
CHILDREN OF THE WHIRLWINDLEROY SCOTT
Senator Morgan's bill for recognizing the belligerency of Cuba has been debated in the Senate.
THE GREAT ROUND WORLD AND WHAT IS GOING ON IN IT, VOL. 1, NO. 29, MAY 27, 1897VARIOUS
The next move of a world power, toward belligerency, came in the Far East.
THE STORY OF THE GREAT WAR, VOLUME I (OF 8)VARIOUS
On May 13, he met the official announcement that England recognized the belligerency of the Confederacy.
THE EDUCATION OF HENRY ADAMSHENRY ADAMS
Mr. Luce noted these signs of belligerency and braced his firedog legs.
THE SKIPPER AND THE SKIPPEDHOLMAN DAY
The German confronted him with blood-shot blue eyes that ceased to smile and clearly welcomed the belligerency.
THE PALACE OF DARKENED WINDOWSMARY HASTINGS BRADLEY
He put a sandwich back into his basket untasted, an ominous sign of how belligerency was overcoming appetite.
THE SKIPPER AND THE SKIPPEDHOLMAN DAY
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WORDS RELATED TO BELLIGERENCY

  • belligerence
  • belligerency
  • combativeness
  • fight
  • fighting spirit
  • hostile act
  • hostile behavior
  • hostility
  • militance
  • militancy
  • offensive
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.