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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of carrying on war; warfare.

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

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

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

  • noun a state of being belligerent

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

  • noun hostile or warlike attitude or nature
  • noun a natural disposition to be hostile


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