Definition of belligerence noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//bəˈlɪdʒərəns//
    ; NAmE NAmE//bəˈlɪdʒərəns//
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  1. 1unfriendly and aggressive feelings or behaviour synonym hostility his drunken belligerence
  2. 2(formal) the state of fighting a war or the act of going to war threats of belligerence towards Iran