warlike

Part of speech: adjective

Of, like, or disposed for war; martial; military.

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Usage examples "warlike":

  1. The captain ordered the people to throw the quarter- deck guns, and all the arms and warlike stores overboard, which they did. - "Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849", William O. S. Gilly.
  2. The speech of our rude and warlike ancestors thus gradually improved, as Christianity, civilization, and knowledge, advanced the arts of life in Britain; and, as early as the tenth century, it became a language capable of expressing all the sentiments of a civilized people. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.
  3. He could not admire anything, even peace, without wanting to be warlike about it. - "Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens", G. K. Chesterton.