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Belligerent - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Belligerent' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Belligerent [ n.]
- A nation or state recognized as carrying on war; a person engaged in warfare.
2 . Belligerent [ p. pr.]
- Waging war; carrying on war.
- Pertaining, or tending, to war; of or relating to belligerents; as, a belligerent tone; belligerent rights.

Meaning of 'Belligerent' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . belligerent [ s]
Meaning (1):
- characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
Example in sentence:
  • a belligerent tone;
  • aggressive acts against another country
Meaning (2):
- engaged in war
Example in sentence:
  • belligerent (or warring) nations