resembling a hawk, as in appearance or behavior.
advocating war or a belligerently threatening diplomatic policy.

1835–45; hawk1 + -ish1

hawkishly, adverb
hawkishness, noun
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hawkish (ˈhɔːkɪʃ)
favouring the use or display of force rather than diplomacy to achieve foreign policy goals

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Example sentences
Luxury hotels are hawkish on giving guests memorable experiences these days.
But unlike many western countries, its policymakers are being hawkish.
The more hawkish countries want oil prices to remain as high as possible to
  fund their lavish budgets.
But evidently his hawkish instincts, for the moment, have got the better of him.
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