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belligerence (n.)

"warlike nature or actions," 1804; see belligerent + -ence. Related: belligerency. Middle English had belligeration "warfare."

updated on May 03, 2017

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Definitions of belligerence from WordNet

belligerence (n.)
hostile or warlike attitude or nature;
Synonyms: belligerency
belligerence (n.)
a natural disposition to be hostile;
Synonyms: aggressiveness / pugnacity
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