Origin of bellicose
Examples from the Web for bellicose
In the last decades of his life he became reclusive and bellicose.
This explains why the Tea Party faithful often appear to be so bellicose.The Tea Party Isn’t a Political Movement, It’s a Religious One|Jack Schwartz|July 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2009 he published a book defaming Hitchens and Richard Dawkins because he was irked by their bellicose brand of atheism.
China is clearly frustrated with its destitute, bellicose neighbor.
She contrasted its timidity with a bellicose anti-Hagel salvo from the Christian-right group Concerned Women for America.The GOP’s Steep Descent Into Extreme Politics and Doctrine|Peter Beinart|February 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Be that as it may, the eyes of all rest upon the same unwarlike pictures torn from the same least bellicose journal.
I dare not speak, or could have asked them their mission, and they seemed quite dumbfounded at my bellicose attitude towards them.Jethou|E. R. Suffling
This seemed to suit his bellicose eminence and to appeal to his barbaric vanity.Collection of Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences|Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Herein it recalls in some respects the bellicose pacifism of the too celebrated Ostwald.Above the Battle|Romain Rolland
Naturally those parts of the river which remained unexplored were supposed to be the land of the "bellicose dames."Female Warriors, Vol. I (of 2)|Ellen C. Clayton
British Dictionary definitions for bellicose
Word Origin for bellicose
Word Origin and History for bellicose
early 15c., from Latin bellicosus "warlike, valorous, given to fighting," from bellicus "of war," from bellum "war," Old Latin duellum, dvellum, of uncertain origin.