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belligerence

[buh-lij-er-uh ns] /bəˈlɪdʒ ər əns/
noun
1.
a warlike or aggressively hostile nature, condition, or attitude.
2.
an act of carrying on war; warfare.
Origin of belligerence
1805-1815
1805-15; belliger(ent) + -ence
Can be confused
belligerence, belligerents.
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belligerence

/bɪˈlɪdʒərəns/
noun
1.
the act or quality of being belligerent or warlike; aggressiveness
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Word Origin and History for belligerence
n.

1814; see belligerent + -ence. Related: belligerency.

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