meaning of bellicose

bellicose meaning in General Dictionary

Inclined to war or contention warlike pugnacious

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  • having or showing a ready disposition to fight
  • Inclined to war or contention; warlike; pugnacious.

bellicose meaning in Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., "warlike," from Latin bellicosus "warlike, valorous, given to fighting," from bellicus "of war," from bellum "war," Old Latin duellum, dvellum, which is of unsure origin.


bellicose meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Inclined to war or assertion; warlike; pugnacious.


Sentence Examples with the word bellicose

He is said to have remarked with an oath after Jena that he would make the Spanish Bourbons pay for their recent bellicose proclamation.

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