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

  • n. A hostile or warlike attitude, nature, or inclination; belligerency.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a state of being belligerent

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being belligerent.
  • n. the act or state of being engaged in war or a warlike conflict; warfare.
  • n. an aggressively hostile or warlike attitude or nature; a readiness to fight or offend, with little or no provocation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of carrying on war; warfare.

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

  • n. hostile or warlike attitude or nature
  • n. a natural disposition to be hostile

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