belligerent

[ buh-lij-er-uhnt ]SEE DEFINITION OF belligerent

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BELLIGERENT

His automatic was swinging carelessly at the belligerent farmer.

"We will not let them take him," interposed a belligerent student.

Hazel, belligerent, demanded: "Are you asking us to resign?"

Top-lofty and arrogant and belligerent as ever, the Lizorian Prime took the call.

Communication by wireless cannot be interrupted by a belligerent.

Stirring the belligerent element, ever strong in boyish natures.

He, in comparison with the other belligerent parties was the gainer.

It was plain that he was known as a belligerent, a supporter of Professor Frazer.

In the general stillness her corsets creaked with belligerent attention.

The Wildcat's announcement leaped from a pair of belligerent lungs.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from Latin belligerantem (nominative belligerans), past participle of belligerare "to wage war," from bellum "war" (see bellicose) + gerere "to bear, to carry" (see gest). The noun meaning "party or nation at war" is from 1811. Related: Belligerently.

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