belligerent belligerent  /bə ˈlɪ dʒə rənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
  2. (n) someone who fights (or is fighting)
  3. (adj) engaged in war

Usage(s):

  • The belligerent nations did a lot of sabre rattling but did not actually go to war.

News

  1. Turkish leader says he's losing patience with protesters

    ANKARA, Turkey — In a series of increasingly belligerent speeches to cheering supporters Sunday, Turkey's prime minister demanded an end to the 10-day anti-government protests that have
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  2. Turkey's leader lambasts protesters

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In a series of increasingly belligerent speeches to cheering supporters Sunday, Turkey's prime minister demanded an end to the 10-day anti-government protests that have spread across the country, saying those who do not respect the government will pay.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Turkey's leader climbs on bus, lambasts protesters

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In a series of increasingly belligerent speeches to cheering supporters Sunday, Turkey's prime minister launched a verbal attack on the tens of thousands of anti-government protesters who flooded the streets for a 10th day, accusing them of creating an environment of terror.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "We will pursue denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula vigorously," Mr Obama said. "So we have not come to a conclusion that North Korea will or should be a nuclear power. Given their past behaviour, given the belligerent manner in which...
    on Jun 17, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: The Australian

  2. "The Iranian people are good, honest, decent people and they've got a government that is belligerent, loud, noisy, threatening _ a government which is in defiance of the rest of the world and says, 'We want a nuclear weapon,'" Bush said. "So...
    on Feb 12, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Washington Post

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