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English definition of “bellicose”

bellicose

adjective uk   /ˈbel.ɪ.kəʊs/ us    /-koʊs/ formal
wishing to fight or start a war: The general made some bellicose statements about his country's military strength.WarViolent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly
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