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Definition of Warlike


  1. Fit for war; disposed for war; as, a warlike state; a warlike disposition.
  2. Belonging or relating to war; military; martial.

Warlike Quotations

The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations.
Ambrose Bierce

Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck like the butt of a pistol and shout 'Bang!'
George Will

War had always seemed to me to be a purely human behavior. Accounts of warlike behavior date back to the very first written records of human history; it seemed to be an almost universal characteristic of human groups.
Jane Goodall

There are no warlike people - just warlike leaders.
Ralph Bunche

The Romans, we are told, were by nature a peculiarly warlike race.
Goldwin Smith
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Warlike Translations

warlike in German is kriegerisch, kriegerisch, streitbar
warlike in Swedish is krigisk

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