Definition of 'belligerent'
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Senior politicians use incredibly belligerent rhetoric that presents protest as a crime. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Gradually the panellists changed, becoming less flashy and belligerent and a bit quieter. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But for survivors who carried passports from belligerent nations, the story was more complex. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)Women married to aggressive men become more belligerent behind the wheel, and men whose wives are timid drivers become more careful. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Also, I take this opportunity to apologise to the deputies involved for my belligerent behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Used Occasionally. belligerent is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'belligerent'
British English: belligerent ADJECTIVE
A belligerent person is hostile and aggressive.
...the belligerent statements from both sides.
Definition of belligerent from the Collins English Dictionary
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