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Definition 1: someone who fights (or is fighting) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for belligerent in the sense of this definition

(belligerent is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of belligerent ) a combatant who is able to defeat rivals

(... is a kind of belligerent ) someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing

(... is a kind of belligerent ) someone who skirmishes (e.g., as a member of a scouting party)

(... is a kind of belligerent ) a fighter who batters the opponent

"Jack Dempsey was called a mauler"

(... is a kind of belligerent ) someone who is a very fierce fighter

(... is a kind of belligerent ) an attacker who gouges out the antagonist's eye

(... is a kind of belligerent ) (ancient Rome) a professional combatant or a captive who entertained the public by engaging in mortal combat

(... is a kind of belligerent ) someone skilled at fencing

(... is a kind of belligerent ) a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head

(... is a kind of belligerent ) a fighter (especially one who participates in brawls)

(... is a kind of belligerent ) someone who fights with his fists for sport

(... is a kind of belligerent ) a fighter who holds out against attack

(... is a kind of belligerent ) combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground

Definition 2: characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where belligerent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • aggressive acts against another country
  • a belligerent tone

Synonyms for belligerent in the sense of this definition

(belligerent is similar to ...) characterized by enmity or ill will

"a hostile nation" "a hostile remark" "hostile actions"

Definition 3: engaged in war - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where belligerent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • belligerent (or warring) nations

Synonyms for belligerent in the sense of this definition

(belligerent is similar to ...) not peaceful

"unpeaceful times" "an unpeaceful marriage"

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