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English definition of “hawkish”

hawkish

adjective uk   /ˈhɔː.kɪʃ/ us    /ˈhɑː-/
supporting the use of force in political relationships rather than discussion or other more peaceful solutions: The president is hawkish on foreign policy.
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Violent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badlyPolitical movements and groups
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