Definition of belligerence in English:

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Pronunciation: /bəˈlij(ə)rəns/
(also belligerency /-ənsē/)


Aggressive or warlike behavior: the reaction ranged from wild enthusiasm to outright 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.

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Syllabification: bel·lig·er·ence

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