Last modified on 30 October 2014, at 19:22

belligerent

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin belligerans (waging war), present active participle of belligerō (I wage war), from belliger (waging war, warlike), from bellum (war) + -ger (from gerō (I lead, wage, carry on)).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /bəˈlɪdʒ.(ə).ɹənt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /bəˈlɪdʒ.ə.ɹənt/
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AdjectiveEdit

belligerent (comparative more belligerent, superlative most belligerent)

  1. Engaged in warfare, warring.
  2. Eager to go to war, warlike.
  3. Of or pertaining to war.
  4. (By extension) Aggressively hostile, eager to fight.
  5. Acting violently towards others.

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NounEdit

belligerent (plural belligerents)

  1. A state or other armed participant in warfare
    The U.N. sent a treaty proposal to the belligerents.

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin belligerēns (waging war), present active participle of belligerō (wage war), from belliger (waging war, warlike), from bellum (war) + -ger (from gerō (wage, carry on)).

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: bel‧li‧ge‧rent

AdjectiveEdit

belligerent (comparative belligerenter, superlative belligerentst)

  1. belligerent, engaged in warfare

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belligerent m (plural belligerenten)

  1. A belligerent, armed party in warfare

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VerbEdit

belligerent

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of belligerō