- The definition of belligerence is an aggressive, rude or hostile attitude.
When a drunk guy in a bar starts calling everyone names and trying to start a fight, this is an example of belligerence.
belligerence definition by Webster's New World
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a belligerent or aggressively hostile attitude, nature, or quality
belligerence definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A hostile or warlike attitude, nature, or inclination; belligerency.