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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.

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.

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.

Over time, however, Nixon’s rhetoric changed, and efforts became decidedly more warlike, with increased focus on using jail time to curb use.

So sure, running primaries against people like this can be called warlike acts.

Sending anything more warlike than a progressively increasing amount of American military aid and advisers was not in the cards.

One education professor said the song taught millions of children that "the only real patriotism is warlike activity."

The president's Oval Office address on the oil spill sounded more warlike than his speeches on Afghanistan.

They are “peaceful” because they are not warlike now—again, another ambiguity perpetrated by the regime.

In a warlike age this peacefulness of a monarch was the great and supernatural phenomenon.

What the armor-bearer was for the warlike races of old, such is the tchbukdi for their degenerate descendants.

There had been a round year of peace negotiations and futile truces, with warlike preparation in the background.

It was quite expected that his progress would be challenged, hence the warlike preparations.

At the same time, Robert must have heard of Edward's warlike preparations by land and sea.


On this page you'll find 44 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to warlike, such as: aggressive, attacking, bellicose, belligerent, bloodthirsty, and combative.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.