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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. having or showing a ready disposition to fight;
- Example: "bellicose young officers"
- Example: "a combative impulse"
- Example: "a contentious nature"
[syn: battleful, bellicose, combative]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bellicose \Bel"li*cose`\, a. [L. bellicosus, fr. bellicus of war, fr. bellum war. See Duel.] Inclined to war or contention; warlike; pugnacious. [1913 Webster] Arnold was, in fact, in a bellicose vein. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bellicose adj 1: having or showing a ready disposition to fight; "bellicose young officers"; "a combative impulse"; "a contentious nature" [syn: battleful, bellicose, combative]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

62 Moby Thesaurus words for "bellicose": aggressive, antagonistic, assertive, battling, belligerent, bickering, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded, chauvinist, chauvinistic, combative, contentious, disputatious, divisive, enemy, eristic, factional, factious, ferocious, fierce, fighting, full of fight, hawkish, hostile, inimical, irascible, irritable, jingo, jingoish, jingoist, jingoistic, litigious, martial, militant, militaristic, military, offensive, partisan, polarizing, polemic, pugnacious, quarrelsome, rebellious, saber-rattling, sanguinary, sanguineous, savage, scrappy, shrewish, soldierlike, soldierly, trigger-happy, truculent, unfriendly, unpacific, unpeaceable, unpeaceful, warlike, warmongering, warring, wrangling