Definitions

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  • n. Literary people, authors — literati — who promote wars of aggression.

Etymologies

Blend of belligerent and literati which is also the plural of belligerātus. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As for the Times list, I'm all too happy to learn about "belligerati," "barking heads," "red-headed Eskimo," and especially "bomfog" —which concerns political and religious rhetoric:

    Philocrites: Mob bloggers.

  • The first Democratic president in the modern era to be elected on an anti-war ticket is also, to the relief of neocons and the liberal belligerati, a hawk.

    The Guardian World News

  • Of the six point agenda by Fancis Boyle for an international legal response on the ongoing crimes committed by Israel, here is point 4: "We must move to have the U.N. General Assembly impose economic, diplomatic, and travel sanctions upon Israel pursuant to the terms of the Uniting for Peace Resolution (1950), whose Emergency Special [...]" The first Democratic president in the modern era to be elected on an anti-war ticket is also, to the relief of neocons and the liberal belligerati, a hawk.

    Subzero Blue

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  • Writers and other members of the intelligentsia who advocate war or imperialism. (from WordCraft)

    May 20, 2008