The definition of belligerent is warlike or aggressive.(adjective)
An example of belligerent is a person who constantly starts fights with others.
Belligerent is defined as a state, nation or military personnel at war or ready to fight.(noun)
An example of belligerent is Germany in World War II.
See belligerent in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L belligerans, prp. of belligerare, to wage war < bellum, war (see bellicose) + gerere, to carry on
See belligerent in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin belligerāns, belligerant-
Origin: , present participle of belligerāre, to wage war
Origin: , from belliger, warlike
Origin: : bellum, war
Origin: + gerere, to make.
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