[syn: warlike, martial]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Warlike \War"like`\, a.
1. Fit for war; disposed for war; as, a warlike state; a
Old Siward, with ten thousand warlike men. --Shak.
2. Belonging or relating to war; military; martial.
The great archangel from his warlike toil Surceased.
Syn: Martial; hostile; soldierly. See Martial.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: disposed to warfare or hard-line policies; "militant
nations"; "hawkish congressman"; "warlike policies" [syn:
militant, hawkish, warlike]
2: suggesting war or military life [syn: warlike, martial]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
52 Moby Thesaurus words for "warlike":
aggressive, antagonistic, battling, bellicose, belligerent,
bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded, chauvinist, chauvinistic,
combative, contending, contentious, contestant, contesting,
disputant, enemy, ferocious, fierce, fighting, full of fight,
hawkish, hostile, inimical, jingo, jingoish, jingoist, jingoistic,
martial, militant, militaristic, military, offensive, pugnacious,
quarrelsome, saber-rattling, sanguinary, sanguineous, savage,
scrappy, soldierlike, soldierly, striving, struggling,
trigger-happy, truculent, unfriendly, unpacific, unpeaceable,
unpeaceful, warmongering, warring