Synonyms for Belligerent:
combative, warlike, domineering, forward, truculent, offensive, aggressive, assertive, hostile, militant, pushy, determined, bellicose.
•nasty, argumentative (adjective)
combative, warlike, fighting, hostile, truculent, quarrelsome, aggressive, antagonistic, militant, pugnacious, scrappy, contentious, bellicose.
n.black out, aggressor, air cover, active duty, Beleaguered, battle cry, active service, bombed-out. cross, attack, quarrelsome, mad, upset, angry, put out, annoyed, scrappy, contentious, pugnacious, irritated, fed up, displeased. front line, attitude, military, tactical, militarized, embattled, in the field, paramilitary. soldier, warrior, conflict. •belligerent (noun)
fighter, fighting, aggressive, war-ridden, warring, militant, battler, hostile, unpeaceful, scrapper, combatant.
martial, contentious, quarrelsome, pugnacious, antagonistic, full of fight, warmongering.
bombed-out, displeased, black out, militarized, annoyed, quarrelsome, active duty, martial, Beleaguered, military, aggressor, fed up, active service, front line, embattled. paramilitary, pugnacious, angry, warrior, air cover, scrappy, irritated, put out, tactical, soldier, mad. upset. contentious. •combative
•Other relevant words:
contentious, antagonistic, conflict, battler, martial, military, scrapper, fighter, upset, militarized, scrappy, war-ridden, Beleaguered, front line, fighting, bombed-out, combatant, attack, attitude, quarrelsome, embattled, soldier, pugnacious, displeased, warring, irritated, full of fight, paramilitary, warrior, annoyed, tactical, aggressor, warmongering, unpeaceful, angry, aggressive, cross, mad.
Usage examples for belligerent
Moreover, the American Government drew up protests and demands for compensation, for use in case of any infringement of these rights, or of any interference with their free exercise on the part of the belligerent Powers. – My Three Years in America by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
Instead of a pledge, therefore, of a suspension of the embargo as to her in case of such a repeal, it was presumed that a sufficient inducement might be found in other considerations, and particularly in the change produced by a compliance with our just demands by one belligerent and a refusal by the other in the relations between the other and the United States. – State of the Union Addresses of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson