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

  • n. The state of being at war or being engaged in a warlike conflict.
  • n. Belligerence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the state of being at war or in an armed conflict
  • n. hostile or aggressive behaviour
  • n. the willingness to fight; belligerence

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Position or status as a belligerent; the state of being actually engaged in war.

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

  • n. fighting; acts of overt warfare
  • n. hostile or warlike attitude or nature


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