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Today's word: bellicoseˈbɛl ɪˌkoʊs

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word bellicose

Princeton's WordNet

  1. battleful, bellicose, combative(adj)

    having or showing a ready disposition to fight

    "bellicose young officers"; "a combative impulse"; "a contentious nature"

Wiktionary

  1. bellicose(Adjective)

    Warlike in nature; aggressive; hostile.

  2. bellicose(Adjective)

    Showing or having the impulse to be combative.

  3. Origin: from bellicosus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bellicose(adj)

    inclined to war or contention; warlike; pugnacious

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bellicose

    bel′ik-ōs, adj. contentious, war-like.—adv. Bel′licosely.—n. Bellicos′ity. [L. bellicosus.]

How to pronounce bellicose?

  1. Alex
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    US English
    Daniel
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    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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    Indian

How to say bellicose in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bellicose in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bellicose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of bellicose in a Sentence

  1. John McCain:

    Some of them seem to think that if I were just more bellicose in expressing what we're doing, that that would make a difference.

  2. H.L. Mencken:

    All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else.

  3. The Russian Foreign Ministry:

    Unfortunately, Kiev's bellicose rhetoric has sharply increased, we call on the Ukrainian side to show restraint and not violate the implementation of the Minsk agreements on security with irresponsible actions.

  4. H. L. Mencken:

    All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it; if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else.

  5. Philip Breedlove:

    We need to first and foremost signal that we cannot accept this change and that, if this change is continued, that we will have to change the cost calculus for Russia in order to help them to find their way to a less bellicose position.

Images & Illustrations of bellicose

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