belligerence


bel·lig·er·ence

noun \bə-ˈlij-rən(t)s, -ˈli-jə-\

Definition of BELLIGERENCE

:  an aggressive or truculent attitude, atmosphere, or disposition

Examples of BELLIGERENCE

  1. <among the Native American tribes of the colonial period, the Iroquois were known for their belligerence>

First Known Use of BELLIGERENCE

1814

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