bellicose

[bel-i-kohs]
adjective
inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin bellicōsus, equivalent to bellic(us) pertaining to war (bell(um) war + -icus -ic) + -ōsus -ose1

bellicosely, adverb
bellicosity [bel-i-kos-i-tee] , bellicoseness, noun
unbellicose, adjective
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bellicose (ˈbɛlɪˌkəʊs, -ˌkəʊz)
 
adj
warlike; aggressive; ready to fight
 
[C15: from Latin bellicōsus, from bellum war]
 
'bellicosely
 
adv
 
bellicosity
 
n

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bellicose
early 15c., from L. bellicosus "warlike," from bellicus "of war," from bellum "war," O.L. duellum, dvellum, of uncertain origin. Bellona was the name of the Roman goddess of war. Related: Bellicosity.
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Example sentences
His words, characteristically, had been strident and bellicose.
The current dispute has excited bellicose passions.
Both countries have stepped up their bellicose rhetoric.
She looks so traditionally feminine that her foul mouth and bellicose nature
  are amusing surprises.
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