Definition of belligerently in English:

belligerently

adverb

  • See belligerent

    • ‘‘Don't even think about asking,’ he cautioned belligerently.’
    • ‘He put his hands on his hips and glared belligerently at her, looking and sounding for all the world like a teacher scolding her for stealing another student's toy.’
    • ‘But she later changed tack, reverting to a belligerently confrontational stance.’
    • ‘‘I never started explaining,’ Penelope pointed out belligerently.’
    • ‘Ever since their ‘invention’ in the 1950s, teenagers have tested the limits set by previous generations: staying out late, stretching the truth and placing themselves belligerently at the centre of the universe.’

Pronunciation

belligerently

/bəˈlɪdʒərəntli/