Definition Of belligerence


aggressive or warlike behavior.

the reaction ranged from wild enthusiasm to outright belligerence

Example Of belligerence

  • a blatant act of belligerence

  • Armed conflict is defined in functional terms, unlike a state of war which is triggered by a formal state of belligerency between two states.

  • Arms and bodies lock together, intimate and aggressive, the closeness fired with belligerence .

  • But if younger activists want me to move over, they'll have to offer something more than mere belligerence .

  • He is renowned as much for his belligerence as for his acuity.

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