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[bat-l-uh s]
adjective Archaic.
  1. ready for battle; warlike.
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Origin of battailous

1350–1400; Middle English batailous < Middle French bataillos. See battle1, -ous
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Historical Examples of battailous

  • The "battailous" spirit of the West is not to be expected in a Byzantine sophist.

    The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory

    George Saintsbury