belligerati

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of belligerent and literati which is also the plural of belligerātus.

Noun[edit]

belligerati (plural only)

  1. Literary people, authorsliterati — who promote wars of aggression.
    • 2005, Tariq Ali, Street Fighting Years: An Autobiography Of The Sixties, page 19:
      I am not, in this instance, referring to the belligerati - Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis and chums - ever-present in the liberal press on both sides of the Atlantic.
    • 2011, Andrew Charlton, Man-Made World, page 88:
      They are the belligerati who are given opinion columns and radio talkback programs; who are accorded the status of minor celebrities; and there can at times seem no end to the uniquely Australian cross of their public bullying
    • 2011, Richard Seymour, American Insurgents: A Brief History of American Anti-Imperialism, page xviii:
      Since neoconservatives and the liberal belligerati have sought to appropriate these ideological resources on behalf of imperialism, aspects of this question will be examined in chapter 1.

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

belligerātī

  1. nominative masculine plural of belligerātus
  2. genitive masculine singular of belligerātus
  3. genitive neuter singular of belligerātus
  4. vocative masculine plural of belligerātus