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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

Most middle-class whites have no idea what it feels like to be subjected to police who are routinely suspicious, rude, belligerent, and brutal.
Benjamin Spock

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

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

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

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
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Belligerent Translations

belligerent in German is streitlustig
belligerent in Spanish is beligerante
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