One entry found for belligerent.
Main Entry: bel·lig·er·ent
Function: adjective 1: waging war <belligerent nations> 2: eager to or showing eagerness to fight <belligerent remarks> - belligerentnoun - bel·lig·er·ent·lyadverb synonymsBELLIGERENT, PUGNACIOUS, QUARRELSOME, CONTENTIOUS mean having an aggressive or fighting attitude. BELLIGERENT suggests either being actually at war <the belligerent nations refused to have peace talks> or having angry aggressive feelings <the new girl at school is belligerent and is not making many friends>. PUGNACIOUS suggests a nature that takes pleasure in conflict <a pugnacious fellow always getting into fights>. QUARRELSOME stresses a bad-tempered readiness to fight for no good reason <our neighbors are quarrelsome>. CONTENTIOUS suggests an odd and annoying fondness for arguing <irritated by contentious people>.