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1‘she stared about her in a belligerent manner’
hostile, aggressive, threatening, antagonistic, pugnacious, bellicose, truculent, confrontational, argumentative, quarrelsome, disputatious, contentious, militant, combative
quick-tempered, hot-tempered, ill-tempered, bad-tempered, irascible, captious
informal spoiling for a fight
British informal stroppy, bolshie
North American informal scrappy
North American vulgar slang pissy
2‘he helped to bring peace between two belligerent states’
warring, at war, combatant, fighting, battling, contending, conflicting, clashing, quarrelling
militant, militaristic, martial, warlike, warmongering, sabre-rattling, hawkish, gung-ho
informal at each other's throats
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