Origin of belligerent
OTHER WORDS FROM belligerentbel·lig·er·ent·ly, adverbin·ter·bel·lig·er·ent, adjectiveun·bel·lig·er·ent, adjectiveun·bel·lig·er·ent·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH belligerentbelligerence, belligerents
How to use belligerent in a sentence
History suggests wars inevitably grow, and sometimes much larger than any of the belligerents intended.A Veteran Sees Echoes of Iraq and Argues Against Intervention in Syria|Brian Van Reet|September 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The belligerents in abortion wars disdain this search for compromise as mere equivocation, a flinching from deeper truths.
During the first few weeks following the Cavite naval battle nothing remarkable occurred between the belligerents.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Dorothy was deeply moved, but was only too glad to be the means of restoring peace to the belligerents she had left.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
In the Thirty Years' War both belligerents finally proved to be nearly equal in strength.
In the European war one of the belligerents, though at first meeting with reverses, in the end completely overcame the other.
In the Thirty Years' War nothing further was necessary; the exhaustion of both belligerents was sufficient to end religious wars.