Definition of belligerently adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//bəˈlɪdʒərəntli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//bəˈlɪdʒərəntli//
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  1. 1in an unfriendly and aggressive way He belligerently refused to put out his cigarette.
  2. 2(formal) in a way that involves fighting a war or making threats of war a belligerently nationalistic policy