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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

  • adjective hostile and belligerent
  • adjective martial, bellicose or militaristic

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

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


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From war +‎ -like.


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