Bellicose

Definition of Bellicose

Bel´li`cose`
a.1.Inclined to war or contention; warlike; pugnacious.
Arnold was, in fact, in a bellicose vein.
- W. Irving.

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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
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