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
Swing voters mostly feel that eight years of bellicosity is plenty.
Unlike earlier bellicosity, today's rhetoric lacks calibration.
Our permanent enemy is the noted bellicosity of human nature.
There were varying degrees of supportive bellicosity on the right.
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