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bellicose Explained

bellicose at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['belə'kəus]

bellicose at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1432, from L. bellicosus, from bellicus "of war," from bellum "war." Bellona was the name of the Roman goddess of war. ///

bellicose at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj formal [Date: 1400-1500; Language: Latin; Origin: bellicosus, from bellum 'war']// behaving in a way that is likely to start an argument or fight// aggressive// --bellicose criticism// -- bellicosity/bel[hA366]k[hA361]s[hA369]ti $ -k[hA35A][hA359]-/ n [U] //

bellicose at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

62 Moby Thesaurus words for "bellicose":
aggressive, antagonistic, assertive, battling, belligerent,
bickering, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded, chauvinist,
chauvinistic, combative, contentious, disputatious, divisive,
enemy, eristic, factional, factious, ferocious, fierce, fighting,
full of fight, hawkish, hostile, inimical, irascible, irritable,
jingo, jingoish, jingoist, jingoistic, litigious, martial,
militant, militaristic, military, offensive, partisan, polarizing,
polemic, pugnacious, quarrelsome, rebellious, saber-rattling,
sanguinary, sanguineous, savage, scrappy, shrewish, soldierlike,
soldierly, trigger-happy, truculent, unfriendly, unpacific,
unpeaceable, unpeaceful, warlike, warmongering, warring,
wrangling

Bellicose at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bellicose \Bel"li*cose`\, a. [L. bellicosus, fr. bellicus of
war, fr. bellum war. See {Duel}.]
Inclined to war or contention; warlike; pugnacious.

Arnold was, in fact, in a bellicose vein. --W. Irving.

bellicose at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

bellicose
adj : having or showing a ready disposition to fight; "bellicose
young officers"; "a combative impulse"; "a contentious
nature" [syn: {battleful}, {combative}, {contentious}]

bellicose at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: was wotd » 2006|March|10

Etymology

Inter: etyl » enm|en, from Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » bellicosus|lang=la

Adjective

Inter: en-ad » j
  • Warlike in nature; aggressive; hostile.
    1. 12 July 2012, Sam Adams, AV Club Ice Age: Continental Drift
    2. :The core Ice Age cast—wooly mammoth Manny (Ray Romano), sabertooth tiger Diego (Denis Leary), and sloth Sid (John Leguizamo)—are set adrift, sailing the high seas on a chunk of ice until they collide with a bellicose primate (Peter Dinklage).
    3. Showing or having the impulse to be combative.

      Synonyms

      * See also Category: Wikisaurus:combative -

      Derived terms

      * bellicosity

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » warlike in nature

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|войнствен
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|vechtlustig
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|sotaisa
  • French: béliqueux

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|kriegerisch
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|herskár|m, Inter: t- » is|deilugjarn|m, Inter: t- » is|bardagafús|m, Inter: t- » is|óeirinn|m, Inter: t- » is|errinn|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|воинственный|tr=voínstvennyj|sc=Cyrl


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » having the impulse to be combative
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|войнствен
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|strijdlustig
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|riidanhaluinen
    • French: béliqueux


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: kriegerisch
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|herskár|m, Inter: t- » is|bardagafús|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|воинственный|tr=voínstvennyj|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Italian

    Adjective

    bellicose {{f}}
  • Feminine plural form of bellicoso

  • Category: Category:Italian adjective forms -

    Latin

    Adjective

    Inter: la-adj-form » bellicōse
  • Inter: inflection of » bellicosus|bellicōsus|voc|m|s|lang=la

  • Translation: et » bellicose
    Translation: el » bellicose
    Translation: fr » bellicose
    Translation: ko » bellicose
    Translation: io » bellicose
    Translation: my » bellicose
    Translation: pl » bellicose
    Translation: ru » bellicose
    Translation: fi » bellicose
    Translation: ta » bellicose
    Translation: vi » bellicose
    Translation: zh » bellicose