bellicose

Part of speech: adjective

Pugnacious; warlike.

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Usage examples "bellicose":

  1. Cattle an' calves they passes up as too bellicose, an' none of 'em ever faces any anamile more warlike than a baby colt or mebby a half- grown deer. - "Wolfville Nights", Alfred Lewis.
  2. As usual he was prepared to be bellicose, and figuratively, trailed the tails of his coat before his ancient enemy. - "Love Eternal", H. Rider Haggard.
  3. In his youth he was instrumental in placing Tourki on the throne of Oman, and after a few years of stern application to business he brought the bellicose families of the Gara tribe under his power; and his influence was felt far into the interior, even into the confines of Nejd. - "Southern Arabia", Theodore Bent Mabel Bent.