belligerence

[ buh-lij-er-uhns ]
/ bəˈlɪdʒ ər əns /

noun

a warlike or aggressively hostile nature, condition, or attitude.
an act of carrying on war; warfare.

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Origin of belligerence

First recorded in 1805–15; belliger(ent) + -ence

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH belligerence

belligerence , belligerents.
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British Dictionary definitions for belligerence

belligerence
/ (bɪˈlɪdʒərəns) /

noun

the act or quality of being belligerent or warlike; aggressiveness
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