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belligerence

Line breaks: bel|li¦ger|ence
Pronunciation: /bəˈlɪdʒ(ə)r(ə)ns
 
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(also belligerency /-r(ə)nsi/)

Definition of belligerence in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Aggressive or warlike behaviour: Mortimer was eyeing Guy with belligerence a blatant act of belligerence
More example sentences
  • He isn't an ideological pacifist, he just doesn't get the point of aggression and belligerence.
  • While real physical aggression is relatively rare, verbal aggression or belligerence is relatively common.
  • So, to all readers, as well as those I've written about - let me apologize for the displays of pride, pettiness, slander, belligerency, cruelty, and offensiveness - be they intentional or not.

Words that rhyme with belligerence

toleranceignorance

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