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warlike

[wawr-lahyk] /ˈwɔrˌlaɪk/
adjective
1.
fit, qualified, or ready for war; martial:
a warlike fleet; warlike tribes.
2.
threatening or indicating war:
a warlike tone.
3.
of or relating to war:
a warlike expedition.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see war1, -like
Related forms
unwarlike, adjective
Synonyms
2. bellicose, belligerent, hostile; inimical, unfriendly.
Antonyms
2. peaceful.
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British Dictionary definitions for unwarlike

warlike

/ˈwɔːˌlaɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or used in war
2.
hostile or belligerent
3.
fit or ready for war
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Word Origin and History for unwarlike

warlike

adj.

early 15c., from war (n.) + -like.

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