Definitions

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

  • adj. Belligerent; hostile.
  • adj. Of or relating to war; martial.
  • adj. Indicative of or threatening war.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. hostile and belligerent
  • adj. martial, bellicose or militaristic

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Fit for war; disposed for war.
  • adj. Belonging or relating to war; military; martial.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Fond of war; easily provoked to war; ready to engage in war; fit or prepared for war: martial: as, a warlike nation.
  • Of or pertaining to war; martial; military.
  • Betokening or threatening war; hostile.
  • Having a martial appearance; having the qualities of a soldier; befitting a soldier.
  • Synonyms Bellicose, hostile.
  • 1-4. Military, etc. See martial.

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

  • adj. suggesting war or military life
  • adj. disposed to warfare or hard-line policies

Etymologies

From war +‎ -like. (Wiktionary)

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