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warlike

adjective uk   /ˈwɔː.laɪk/ us    /ˈwɔːr-/ formal
often involved in and eager to start wars: It has often been said, perhaps unfairly, that they are a warlike nation/people.WarViolent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly
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