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warlike

[ wawr-lahyk ]
/ ˈwɔrˌlaɪk /
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adjective
fit, qualified, or ready for war; martial: a warlike fleet; warlike tribes.
threatening or indicating war: a warlike tone.
of or relating to war: a warlike expedition.
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Origin of warlike

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at war1, -like

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British Dictionary definitions for warlike

warlike
/ (ˈwɔːˌlaɪk) /

adjective
of, relating to, or used in war
hostile or belligerent
fit or ready for war
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