Pronunciation of Bellicose
/bˈɛlɪkˌə͡ʊs/, /bˈɛlɪkˌəʊs/, /b_ˈɛ_l_ɪ_k_ˌəʊ_s/
Antonyms for bellicose:
Synonyms for bellicose:
Other synonyms and related words:
contentious, martial, battleful, fighting, aggressive, assaultive, discordant, agonistical, rebellious, scrappy, disputatious, quarrelsome, argumentative, confrontational, disputative, pugnacious, Brawly, litigious, gladiatorial, agonistic, fierce, Chippy, ugly, militaristic, military, feisty.
huffy, cross, churlish, petulant, cantankerous, petty, crabbed, cranky, bearish, irascible, spiteful, sour, acrimonious, peevish, snappish, surly, caustic, irritable, acerbic, prickly, bitter, acid, tart, crusty, touchy.
Sense 2 (noun)
quarrelsome, scrappy, pugnacious.
Sense 3 (noun)
Usage examples for bellicose:
- Was it his visits, bellicose though they were, to Italy and Spain, that turned his observant eye to the luxury of woven story and made him desire that France should produce the same? - "The Tapestry Book", Helen Churchill Candee.
- It is in the South, indeed, and not in the North, that it takes on its most bellicose and extravagant forms. - "A Book of Prefaces", H. L. Mencken.
- Before making that grave announcement, I had had convincing assurances and proofs that I was setting forth an absolute and irrevocable decision arrived at by the Central Empires on grounds wholly alien to the interests and issues which were then engaging the Austrian and Serbian Governments, and that a bellicose mood had gained a firm hold on the minds of the statesmen of Berlin and Vienna. - "England and Germany", Emile Joseph Dillon.