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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/
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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/
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