Search Result for "belligerent":
1. someone who fights (or is fighting);
[syn: combatant, battler, belligerent, fighter, scrapper]
1. characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight;
- Example: "aggressive acts against another country"
- Example: "a belligerent tone"
[syn: aggressive, belligerent]
2. engaged in war;
- Example: "belligerent (or warring) nations"
[syn: belligerent, militant, war-ridden, warring]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Belligerent \Bel*lig"er*ent\, n. A nation or state recognized as carrying on war; a person engaged in warfare. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Belligerent \Bel*lig"er*ent\, a. [L. bellum war + gerens, -entis, waging, p. pr. of gerere to wage: cf. F. bellig['e]rant. See Bellicose, Jest.] 1. Waging war; carrying on war. "Belligerent powers." --E. Everett. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining, or tending, to war; of or relating to belligerents; as, a belligerent tone; belligerent rights. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
148 Moby Thesaurus words for "belligerent": acrid, aggressive, antagonist, antagonistic, antipathetic, ardent, argumental, argumentative, attacking, battler, battling, bellicose, belted knight, bickerer, bickering, bitter, blade, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded, bravo, brawler, bully, bullyboy, cat-and-dog, cat-and-doggish, caustic, chauvinist, chauvinistic, clashing, colliding, combatant, combative, competitor, conflicting, contender, contentious, contestant, controversial, despiteful, disputant, disputatious, divisive, duelist, enemy, enforcer, eristic, factional, factious, fencer, ferocious, feuder, fierce, fighter, fighting, fighting cock, foilsman, full of fight, full of hate, gamecock, gladiator, goon, gorilla, hatchet man, hateful, hawk, hawkish, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, hostile, hot, inimical, invading, irascible, irritable, jingo, jingoish, jingoist, jingoistic, jouster, knight, litigious, malevolent, malicious, malignant, martial, militant, militaristic, military, offensive, partisan, plug-ugly, polarizing, polemic, pugnacious, quarreler, quarrelsome, rancorous, repugnant, rioter, rival, rough, rowdy, ruffian, saber-rattling, sabreur, sanguinary, sanguineous, savage, scrapper, scrappy, scuffler, set against, shrewish, soldierlike, soldierly, sore, spiteful, squabbler, strong arm, strong-arm man, strong-armer, struggler, swashbuckler, sword, swordplayer, swordsman, tempered, thug, tilter, tough, trigger-happy, truculent, tussler, unfriendly, unpacific, unpeaceable, unpeaceful, venomous, virulent, vitriolic, warlike, warmonger, warmongering, warring, wrangler, wrangling