Definition of bellicose in English:

bellicose

Syllabification: bel·li·cose
Pronunciation: /ˈbeliˌkōs
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

bellicosity

Pronunciation: /ˌbeləˈkäsitē/
noun
More example sentences
  • So far, all the running for a ‘regime change’, as it is delicately known, has come from the president and his main security advisers, but for all their bellicosity they cannot declare war unilaterally.
  • It seems like we're all taken with wealth and bellicosity on some fundamental level.
  • And we in turn have resorted to bellicosity at a level that may or may not be justified.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin bellicosus, from bellicus 'warlike', from bellum 'war'.

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