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BELLIGERENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does belligerence mean? 

BELLIGERENCE (noun)
  The noun BELLIGERENCE has 2 senses:

1. hostile or warlike attitude or nature
2. a natural disposition to be hostile

  Familiarity information: BELLIGERENCE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BELLIGERENCE (noun)


Sense 1belligerence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hostile or warlike attitude or nature

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

belligerence; belligerency

Hypernyms ("belligerence" is a kind of...):

enmity; hostility; ill will (the feeling of a hostile person)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "belligerence"):

warpath (hostile or belligerent mood)


Sense 2belligerence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A natural disposition to be hostile

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

pugnacity; belligerence; aggressiveness

Hypernyms ("belligerence" is a kind of...):

disagreeableness (an ill-tempered and offensive disposition)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "belligerence"):

bellicoseness; bellicosity (a natural disposition to fight)

truculence; truculency (obstreperous and defiant aggressiveness)


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