Definition of belligerent:
- characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight; " aggressive acts against another country"; " a belligerent tone"
- someone who fights ( or is fighting)
- engaged in war; " belligerent ( or warring) nations"; " a fighting war"
- Waging war; carrying on war.
- Pertaining, or tending, to war; of or relating to belligerents; as, a belligerent tone; belligerent rights.
- A nation or state recognized as carrying on war; a person engaged in warfare.
Common misspellings for belligerent:
- beligerent (30%)
- beligerant (27%)
- belligerant (16%)
- baligerant (5%)
- biligerant (3%)
- baligerent (2%)
Examples of usage for belligerent:
Until we reached Oulchy- le- Chateau, the chains were the only outward signs that betokened the belligerent state of the country, and even then as those who mounted guard were not in uniform, it seemed rather as though we were passing a series of toll- gates. "My Home In The Field of Honor" , Frances Wilson Huard.
This singular weapon seems to have been used for belligerent purposes, and it purports to have been taken from the Mussulmans during the famous siege of Malta, in 1565, when an enemy forty thousand strong, with a hundred and fifty galleys, invested the island and besieged it for three months, being finally defeated with a loss of three quarters of their army. "The Story of Malta" , Maturin M. Ballou.