Bellicose meaning

bĕlĭ-kōs
The definition of bellicose is someone or something aggressive and eager or willing to fight.

An example of bellicose are angry rebels who storm a protest march.

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Warlike or hostile in manner or temperament.
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Of a quarrelsome or hostile nature; eager to fight or quarrel; warlike.
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Showing or having the impulse to be combative.
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Origin of bellicose

  • Middle English from Latin bellicōsus from bellicus of war from bellum war

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English, from Latin bellicosus

    From Wiktionary