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See definition of casus belli on Dictionary.com
  • as inprovocation
  • as inred flag
  • as inroot of the matter

synonyms for casus belli

  • affront
  • harassment
  • indignity
  • insult
  • annoyance
  • brickbat
  • cause
  • challenge
  • dare
  • grabber
  • grievance
  • grounds
  • incentive
  • inducement
  • injury
  • instigation
  • justification
  • motivation
  • offense
  • reason
  • taunt
  • vexation
  • bothering
  • defy
  • irking
  • provoking
  • vexing

antonyms for casus belli

MOST RELEVANT
  • compliment
  • discouragement
  • happiness
  • hindrance
  • pleasure
  • praise
  • prevention
  • repression
  • suppression
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      How to use casus belli in a sentence

      Penis rudimentarius causa impotentiae est, sed casus amplificationis post matrimonium habentur.
      ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
      Kraft-Ebing enumerat decem casus congenitos in maribus, et duos in feminis.
      ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
      Unfortunately we had no casus belli against Spain, and could not found one on secret information.
      THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
      Here, as I have said, was the real casus belli,—a constant irritation that had at length got past bearing.
      THE COLONEL OF THE RED HUZZARSJOHN REED SCOTT
      The Porte was persuaded not to regard the invasion of the Danube principalities as a casus belli.
      A HISTORY OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, YEAR BY YEAREDWIN EMERSON
      Then, in case of such special edict, Martha Biggs should go, and thence should arise the new casus belli.
      ORLEY FARMANTHONY TROLLOPE
      Felda, John de, his notes against Grotius's treatise De jure belli et pacis, 111.
      THE LIFE OF THE TRULY EMINENT AND LEARNED HUGO GROTIUSJEAN LVESQUE DE BURIGNY
      Mr. Belli was here during the whole time of the trial, and six weeks after we had closed our evidence.
      THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDMUND BURKE, VOL. XI. (OF 12)EDMUND BURKE
      Those general returns had regard only to the ordinary causa belli—a hostile invasion.
      THE POSTHUMOUS WORKS OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY, VOL. 1 (2 VOLS)THOMAS DE QUINCEY
      Taylor and Smith stated that in life the spots in gigantea are orange instead of red as in belli.
      THE AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF MICHOACN, MXICOWILLIAM E. DUELLMAN
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      WORDS RELATED TO CASUS BELLI

      • affront
      • annoyance
      • bothering
      • brickbat
      • casus belli
      • cause
      • challenge
      • dare
      • defy
      • grabber
      • grievance
      • grounds
      • harassment
      • incentive
      • indignity
      • inducement
      • injury
      • instigation
      • insult
      • irking
      • justification
      • motivation
      • offense
      • provoking
      • reason
      • taunt
      • vexation
      • vexing
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