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belligerentadjective

uk   /bəˈlɪdʒ.ər.ənt/  us   /-ɚ-/
disapproving wishing to fight or argue: a belligerent person a belligerent gesture Watch out! Lee's in a belligerent mood. formal fighting a war: The belligerent countries are having difficulties funding the war.
belligerence
noun [U] uk   us   /-əns/ (also belligerency, uk   /-ənsi/ us   )
I can't stand his belligerence (= his wish to argue with people all the time).
belligerently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
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