Synonyms of belligerent in English:

belligerent


See definition of belligerent

adjective

1‘she stared about her in a belligerent manner’

SYNONYMS

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

rare oppugnant

ANTONYMS

friendly, peaceable

2‘he helped to bring peace between two belligerent states’

SYNONYMS

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

ANTONYMS

peaceful, neutral