HyperDic: belligerent

English > 3 senses of the word belligerent:
ADJECTIVEallbelligerent, aggressivecharacteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
allbelligerent, militant, war-ridden, warringengaged in war
NOUNperson belligerent, combatant, battler, fighter, scrappersomeone who fights (or is fighting)
belligerent > pronunciation
Soundsbahlih'jherahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > belligerent: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningcharacteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight.
Example "a belligerent tone"
Synonymaggressive
BroaderhostileCharacterized by enmity / enmity or ill ... / ill will
Spanishagresivo, belicoso, beligerante
Nounsbelligerencea natural disposition to be hostile
belligerence, belligerencyhostile or warlike attitude or nature
belligerentsomeone who fights (or is fighting)
Adverbsbelligerentlywith hostility
English > belligerent: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningEngaged in war.
Example"belligerent (or warring) nations"
Synonymsmilitant, war-ridden, warring
Broaderunpeacefulnot peaceful
Spanishbeligerante, militante
Catalanmilitant
Nounsbelligerencyfighting
belligerentsomeone who fights (or is fighting)
English > belligerent: 3 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone who fights (or is fighting).
Synonymscombatant, battler, fighter, scrapper
Narrowerboxer, pugilistsomeone who fights with his fists for sport
brawlerA fighter (especially one who participates in brawls)
butterA fighter who strikes the opponent with his head
defender, withstanderA fighter who holds out against attack
fencer, swordsmansomeone skilled at fencing
gladiator(ancient Rome) a professional combatant or a captive who entertained the public by engaging in mortal combat
gougerAn attacker who gouges out the antagonist's eye
hell-kite, hell-rooster, gamecocksomeone who is a very fierce fighter
maulerA fighter who batters the opponent / opponent
skirmishersomeone who skirmishes (e.g., as a member of a scouting party)
street fighter, toughsomeone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
victor, master, superiorA combatant who is able to defeat rivals
wrestler, grappler, matmancombatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Spanishbatallador, beligerante, combatiente, guerrero, luchador
Catalanbatallador, bel·ligerant, combatent, guerrer, lluitador
Adjectivesbelligerentcharacteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
belligerentengaged in war

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