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synonyms for warlike

  • aggressive
  • attacking
  • bellicose
  • belligerent
  • bloodthirsty
  • combative
  • contending
  • contentious
  • contrary
  • fighting
  • gladiatorial
  • hawkish
  • inimical
  • martial
  • militant
  • militaristic
  • military
  • offensive
  • pugnacious
  • quarrelsome
  • ructious
  • soldierly
  • truculent
  • unfriendly
  • warmongering
  • warring

antonyms for warlike

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  • harmonizing
  • peaceful
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Interestingly enough, this major battle was also one of the rare combat scenarios of the period in mainland Greece that didn’t actually involve the warlike Spartans.
BATTLE OF MARATHON: THE DECISIVE CLASH THAT SAVED ANCIENT GREECEDATTATREYA MANDALSEPTEMBER 11, 2022REALM OF HISTORY
For the boldest and most warlike men have no regular employment, the care of house, home, and fields being left to the women, old men, and weaklings of the family.
GOTHS: GERMANIC WARRIORS WHO EXPOSED THE ROMAN EMPIREDATTATREYA MANDALSEPTEMBER 4, 2022REALM OF HISTORY
The television program proposed the atom not merely as a “friend,” to be juxtaposed with the warlike atomic bomb, but also as a solution to a serious problem confronting the world—the limitations of nature.
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Over time, however, Nixon’s rhetoric changed, and efforts became decidedly more warlike, with increased focus on using jail time to curb use.
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In a warlike age this peacefulness of a monarch was the great and supernatural phenomenon.
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
What the armor-bearer was for the warlike races of old, such is the tchbukdi for their degenerate descendants.
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There had been a round year of peace negotiations and futile truces, with warlike preparation in the background.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
It was quite expected that his progress would be challenged, hence the warlike preparations.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
At the same time, Robert must have heard of Edward's warlike preparations by land and sea.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
Foreseeing refusal, it flaunted warlike preparations to crush the union under the iron heel.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
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WORDS RELATED TO WARLIKE

  • advancing
  • antipathetic
  • assailing
  • attacking
  • barbaric
  • bellicose
  • combative
  • contentious
  • destructive
  • disruptive
  • disturbing
  • encroaching
  • hawkish
  • intruding
  • intrusive
  • invading
  • martial
  • militant
  • offensive
  • pugnacious
  • quarrelsome
  • rapacious
  • threatening
  • warlike
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