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They can get belligerent, upset that “the government” has their personal information or shattered at the thought that a partner is likely cheating on them.

Some contacts also noted a rising number of belligerent customers.

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Many of us were more likely to scroll through NextDoor than to actually go next door, viewing our neighbors through belligerent lens of an algorithm.

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One officer explained that he had to free a man who had broken a window because the belligerent protesters outnumbered police on the scene.

The coronavirus has turned the NFL into a joke, and nobody should be laughingAnother thing about zombies is they tend to be super belligerent, yet they howl with outrage at any act that might impede them, and they are highly evasive.

She was belligerent to the police and had a very high blood alcohol reading.

He got more and more belligerent about the war, more and more defensive of Bush.

Either Moscow was implacably belligerent or shared the same rational interests as the United States.

IDF's Military Advocate General: legality of training is anchored in principles of 'belligerent occupation.'

The turning point was probably his angry, belligerent, aggressive and paranoid rant to the nation on June 26.

Bud scowled and turned toward him a belligerent glance, and the man stopped laughing as suddenly as he had begun.

Even more belligerent than the words was the tone and the facial expression of the speaker.

He had been a clergyman during a considerable portion of his life, and he was not at all belligerent in his nature.

The suns and winds of many seas had burned and scored his face, and a stubby mustache gave him a belligerent aspect.

From early times all belligerent nations subjected to capture the goods of an enemy in neutral ships.


On this page you'll find 63 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to belligerent, such as: aggressive, antagonistic, bellicose, combative, contentious, and hostile.

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