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Definition of 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

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

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

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

Strength does not have to be belligerent and loud.
Russell Brand

Peace as a goal is an ideal which will not be contested by any government or nation, not even the most belligerent.
Aung San Suu Kyi
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Belligerent Translations

belligerent in German is streitlustig
belligerent in Spanish is beligerante
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