Synonyms of belligerent in English:
1 she stared about her in a belligerent manner
hostile, aggressive, threatening, antagonistic, pugnacious, bellicose, truculent, confrontational, argumentative, quarrelsome, disputatious, contentious, militant, combative;
quick-tempered, hot-tempered, ill-tempered, bad-tempered, irascible, captious
informal spoiling for a fight
British informal stroppy, bolshie
North American informal scrappy
North American vulgar slang pissy
[Antonyms] friendly, peaceable
2 he helped to bring peace between two belligerent states
informal at each other's throats
[Antonyms] peaceful, neutral
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