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Definition of Belligerent

Belligerent

  1. Waging war; carrying on war.
  2. Pertaining, or tending, to war; of or relating to belligerents; as, a belligerent tone; belligerent rights.
  3. A nation or state recognized as carrying on war; a person engaged in warfare.

Belligerent Quotations

History is laden with belligerent leaders using humanitarian rhetoric to mask geopolitical aims. History also shows how often ill-informed moralism has led to foreign entanglements that do more harm than good.
Samantha Power

You stand with the least likely to succeed until success is succeeded by something more valuable: kinship. You stand with the belligerent, the surly and the badly behaved until bad behavior is recognized for the language it is: the vocabulary of the deeply wounded and of those whose burdens are more than they can bear.
Greg Boyle

Every country is like a particular type of person. America is like a belligerent, adolescent boy; Canada is like an intelligent, 35-year-old woman. Australia is like Jack Nicholson. It comes right up to you and laughs very hard in your face in a highly threatening and engaging manner.
Douglas Adams

As a rough rule of thumb, I would say the smaller the pond, the more belligerent the fish.
Craig Brown

A belligerent state permits itself every such misdeed, every such act of violence, as would disgrace the individual.
Sigmund Freud
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Belligerent Translations

belligerent in German is streitlustig
belligerent in Spanish is beligerante
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