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Definition of belligerent adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

belligerent

adjective
/bəˈlɪdʒərənt/ belligerent pronunciation American
 
1 unfriendly and aggressive synonym hostilea belligerent attitudeHe is always very belligerent toward me.2 [only before noun] (formal) (of a country) fighting a warthe belligerent countries/states/nations belligerence
/bəˈlɪdʒərəns/ belligerence pronunciation American
noun [uncountable]
belligerently
belligerently pronunciation American
adverb