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
If his subject is peace, he will have to know that this Island is not immersed in bellicose conflict, but neither does it know concord.
"To put it simply: this President is not interested in bellicose rhetoric, he is focused on action," Pffiefer writes.
What I hate about this that it reinforces the idea that being bellicose is being strong.
There were some clamours at this, and although it was now dinner-time Phineas Finn, who had been called a bellicose
Finn, who had been called a bellicose Irishman, was able to say a word or two.
For instance, North Korea over the past week has issued several statements lashing out at Mr. Lee for calling the North "bellicose" in an interview last month.
Wonder whether Mr. Alexander will read and actually absorb "bellicose" commentaries like these.
Again, I go back to their problem is they're sort of addicted to their sort of the talk radio southern base that likes that kind of bellicose language.
Hauser also criticized McCain for his "bellicose" and "threatening" rhetoric toward Russia in response to the Georgian crisis whereas Obama was far more willing to engage the international community while still remaining firm.
"John sometimes ... [is] given to this kind of bellicose rhetoric, which has a tendency to inflame conflicts rather than to diffuse them."