Meaning of “belligerent” in the English Dictionary

"belligerent" in British English

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belligerentadjective

uk /bəˈlɪdʒ.ər.ənt/ us /bəˈlɪdʒ.ɚ.ənt/
belligerence
noun [ U ] uk /bəˈlɪdʒ.ər.əns/ us /bəˈlɪdʒ.ɚ.əns/ also belligerency, uk /-ənsi/ us

I can't stand his belligerence (= his wish to argue with people all the time).
belligerently
adverb uk /bəˈlɪdʒ.ər.ənt.li/ us /bəˈlɪdʒ.ɚ.ənt.li/

(Definition of “belligerent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"belligerent" in American English

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belligerentadjective

us /bəˈlɪdʒ·ər·ənt/

eager to fight or argue:

She was so belligerent that I gave up trying to explain.
belligerence
noun [ U ] us /bəˈlɪdʒ·ər·əns/

(Definition of “belligerent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)