bellicosity

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Etymology[edit]

bellicose +‎ -osity

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (non-merged vowel) IPA(key): /ˌbɛlɪˈkɒsɪti/
  • (merged vowel) IPA(key): /ˌbɛlɪˈkɒsəti/

Noun[edit]

bellicosity (countable and uncountable, plural bellicosities)

  1. The characteristic of being bellicose.
    • 29 February 2012, Aidan Foster-Carter, BBC News North Korea: The denuclearisation dance resumes[1]
      The timing is intriguing too. Before this news North Korea was all bellicosity and bluster.

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