Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Warlike or hostile in manner or temperament. See Synonyms at belligerent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Warlike in nature; aggressive; hostile.
  • adj. Showing or having the impulse to be combative.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Inclined to war or contention; warlike; pugnacious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Inclined or tending to war; warlike; pugnacious: as, bellicose sentiments.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or showing a ready disposition to fight

Etymologies

Middle English, from Latin bellicōsus, from bellicus, of war, from bellum, war.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English, from Latin bellicosus (Wiktionary)

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  • Glucose and Bellicose :P

    August 9, 2012

  • Glucose and Bellicose :P

    August 9, 2012