bellicose

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Middle English, from Latin bellicosus

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bellicose (comparative more bellicose, superlative most bellicose)

  1. Warlike in nature; aggressive; hostile.
    • 12 July 2012, Sam Adams, AV Club Ice Age: Continental Drift
      The core Ice Age cast—wooly mammoth Manny (Ray Romano), sabertooth tiger Diego (Denis Leary), and sloth Sid (John Leguizamo)—are set adrift, sailing the high seas on a chunk of ice until they collide with a bellicose primate (Peter Dinklage).
  2. Showing or having the impulse to be combative.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bellicose

  1. feminine plural of bellicoso

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bellicōse

  1. vocative masculine singular of bellicōsus