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Bellicose

Pronunciation of Bellicose
/bˈɛlɪkˌə͡ʊs/, /bˈɛlɪkˌə‍ʊs/, /b_ˈɛ_l_ɪ_k_ˌəʊ_s/

Antonyms for bellicose:

amicable, cordial, genial, conciliatory, complaisant, peaceful, affable, unaggressive, pacific, kindly, sociable, friendly.

Synonyms for bellicose:

Sense 1

quarrelsome.

Sense 2

militaristic, scrappy, martial, rebellious, pugnacious.

Sense 3

military.

combative

fighting.

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.

aggressive (adjective)

hostile, offensive, combative, forward, militant, truculent, belligerent, pushy, assertive, aggressive, domineering, determined, confrontational, warlike.

belligerent (adjective)

battleful, combative, pugnacious, hostile, argumentative, warlike, aggressive, quarrelsome.

dangerous (adjective)

ugly.

irritable (adjective)

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.

military (adjective)

militaristic.

Sense 2 (noun)

quarrelsome, scrappy, pugnacious.

Sense 3 (noun)

militaristic, military, martial.

bellicose (noun)

battleful, aggressive, contentious, combative.

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