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


belligerati pl (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.




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