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[mass noun] Aggressive or warlike behaviour:‘Mortimer was eyeing Guy with belligerence’‘a blatant act of belligerence’
- ‘The whole glib tone of this, the truly jingoistic and arrogant belligerence would be totally unacceptable.’
- ‘Will belligerency and jingoism solve the issues and problems the two countries face?’
- ‘So, to all readers, as well as those I've written about - let me apologize for the displays of pride, pettiness, slander, belligerency, cruelty, and offensiveness - be they intentional or not.’
- ‘Please try to stop this belligerence towards me.’
- ‘The result is either belligerence or isolationism - or both.’
- ‘But if younger activists want me to move over, they'll have to offer something more than mere belligerence.’
- ‘Arms and bodies lock together, intimate and aggressive, the closeness fired with belligerence.’
- ‘Towards the end, Sam's boisterousness bordered on belligerence.’
- ‘Underneath all that anger and belligerence is a good kid.’
- ‘The prime minister's belligerence is dangerously irresponsible.’
- ‘Signs of Reye's syndrome include vomiting, lethargy and behavioral changes, such as belligerence.’
- ‘They bring a sense of confrontation rather then conciliation, belligerence rather than humility and gracelessness rather than gracefulness.’
- ‘The leader's belligerence is dangerously irresponsible ’, he wrote, because ‘we want an end to terrorism, not a new war.’
- ‘He isn't an ideological pacifist, he just doesn't get the point of aggression and belligerence.’
- ‘The president ‘has the inherent authority to thwart acts of belligerency at home or abroad that would do harm to citizens.’’
- ‘Armed conflict is defined in functional terms, unlike a state of war which is triggered by a formal state of belligerency between two states.’
- ‘In fact after reading what the minister did on Wednesday, the President must have felt awfully mortified because he knows belligerence is not for leaders.’
- ‘He often looks perplexed, as though interrupted from a dream, and you wonder if in the noisy belligerence of the dressing room he does not fade from view like an apparition.’
- ‘While real physical aggression is relatively rare, verbal aggression or belligerence is relatively common.’
- ‘He is renowned as much for his belligerence as for his acuity.’
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