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belligerent

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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] present participle belligerens (waging war), from 'bellum (war), + gerere (to wage, to carry on)

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
belligerent

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  1. Of or pertaining to war.
  2. Engaged in war, warring.
  3. Eager to go to war, warlike.
  4. Aggressively hostile, eager to fight.
  5. Acting violently towards others.

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Noun

Singular
belligerent

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  1. country or other group which starts or carries on a war
    The U.N. sent a treaty proposal to the belligerents.

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