belligerence belligerence  /bə ˈlɪ dʒə rəns/


  1. (n) hostile or warlike attitude or nature
  2. (n) a natural disposition to be hostile



  1. The Bible isn't the only Scripture with such vacillations between belligerence and tolerance.
  2. The reason: the North's military belligerence and more recently its nuclear capabilities and missiles were greater worries.
  3. Then adapted his righteous belligerence to the standard love song, upending it into airs of bitter, knowing rejection.


  • Sagittarius

    You rarely avoid a fight but the planets warn you would be wise to back off in the face of someone's belligerence today. Let them have their say and let them make a fool of themselves. It's no loss for you...
    on July 2, 2013     Source: New York Post


  1. "North Korea has a path toward rejoining the international community, and we hope they take that path," said Mr. Obama on Monday in a prerecorded interview on CBS. "What we're not going to do is to reward belligerence and provocation in the...
    on Jun 22, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Christian Science Monitor

  2. "We are working hard to avoid an escalation of belligerence and provocation," Clinton said.
    on May 24, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Washington Post

  3. "This has gone beyond disrespect to belligerence," said NDP MP Nathan Cullen. "The excuses of Mr. Jaffer have been exhausted. There is nowhere else for him to hide."
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Nathan Cullen Source:

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