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Definition of "belligerence" [bel•lig•er•ence]

  • A hostile or warlike attitude, nature, or inclination; belligerency. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "belligerence" in a sentence
  • "Christopher Hitchens, whose belligerence is barely tolerable even though he's almost always right, covers the Iowa caucus scam ably in Slate:"
  • "That the chorus was often accompanied by belligerence is also noteworthy."
  • "And upping the ante of belligerence is a fool†™ s gamble."