Origin of belligerent
Examples from the Web for belligerent
She was belligerent to the police and had a very high blood alcohol reading.
IDF's Military Advocate General: legality of training is anchored in principles of 'belligerent occupation.'
The turning point was probably his angry, belligerent, aggressive and paranoid rant to the nation on June 26.
Reese Witherspoon got arrested for being a belligerent drunk, and it is the best thing that could have ever happened to her.Is Reese Witherspoon’s Drunken Arrest the Best Thing to Happen to Her Career?|Kevin Fallon|May 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“Belligerent egghead” has rarely been a winning brand in presidential politics.
So far all the belligerent Governments have taxed on the timid side.What is Coming?|H. G. Wells
He was a licensed insulter of his friends, and now stood before the picture in a belligerent attitude.The Invader|Margaret L. Woods
The treaty of peace which closed the great war had fixed the boundaries of the belligerent nations.The Fall of a Nation|Thomas Dixon
But supposing it to be so, the Republic is possessed of belligerent rights.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 9 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
After this signal and generous triumph the belligerent powers became reconciled.Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues|John Alberger
British Dictionary definitions for belligerent
Word Origin for belligerent
Word Origin and History for belligerent
1570s, from Latin belligerantem (nominative belligerans), past participle of belligerare "to wage war," from bellum "war" (see bellicose) + gerere "to bear, to carry" (see gest). The noun meaning "party or nation at war" is from 1811. Related: Belligerently.