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Definitions of belligerent

  1. Waging war; carrying on war. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2. Pertaining, or tending, to war; of or relating to belligerents; as, a belligerent tone; belligerent rights. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A nation or state recognized as carrying on war; a person engaged in warfare. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A power which is carrying on war; as, the chief belligerents in the World War. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A nation engaged in war. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. A nation at war. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. A nation engaged in legitimate warfare. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A nation or state carrying on war. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. Waging war; relating to war or warfare; warlike. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Engaged in war. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Warlike; bellicose. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Engaged in or pertaining to warfare. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Waging war. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for belligerent

  1. The Judge coughed and dropped his gaze from the belligerent eyes of the young man. – 'Firebrand' Trevison by Charles Alden Seltzer
  2. The immediate front was silent- comparatively silent if one considered the din of the belligerent elements. – "And they thought we wouldn't fight" by Floyd Gibbons
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