belligerent + -ly
belligerently (comparative more belligerently, superlative most belligerently)
- In a belligerent manner.
- 1939, John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath, New York: Viking, 1962, Chapter 26, p. 512,
- “How’d you get a job like this?” she asked.
- “A fella got to eat,” he began; and then, belligerently, “A fella got a right to eat.”