Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Warlike or hostile in manner or temperament. synonym: belligerent.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective having or showing a ready disposition to fight

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Latin bellicōsus, from bellicus, of war, from bellum, war.]

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Middle English, from Latin bellicosus

Examples

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  • Glucose and Bellicose :P

    August 9, 2012

  • Glucose and Bellicose :P

    August 9, 2012