- inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious.
Origin of bellicose
Related Words for bellicositypugnacity, antagonism, truculence, belligerence, belligerency, aggression, truculency, aggressiveness, animosity, hostility, argumentativeness, pugnaciousness
Examples from the Web for bellicosity
Contemporary Examples of bellicosity
Thus, pundits are going to be far more likely to endorse the Romney bellicosity than Americans, I think.Obama-Romney III: All About Projection
October 22, 2012
Ergo, Netanyahu's bellicosity was posturing, intended to put pressure on Washington.When The Iran Obsession Meets The Free-Market Fetish
September 24, 2012
Historical Examples of bellicosity
- warlike; aggressive; ready to fight
Word Origin for bellicose
Word Origin and History for bellicosity
early 15c., from Latin bellicosus "warlike, valorous, given to fighting," from bellicus "of war," from bellum "war," Old Latin duellum, dvellum, of uncertain origin.