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Definition of bellicose adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bellicose

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈbelɪkəʊs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbelɪkoʊs//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈbelɪkəʊz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbelɪkoʊz//
 
(formal)
 
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having or showing a desire to argue or fight synonym aggressive, warlike Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin bellicosus, from bellicus ‘warlike’, from bellum ‘war’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bellicose