warlike

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adjective war·like \ˈwȯr-ˌlīk\

Definition of warlike

  1. 1 obsolete :  ready for war :  equipped to fight

  2. 2 :  fit for, disposed to, or fond of war :  bellicose a warlike people

  3. 3 :  of, relating to, or useful in war warlike preparations

  4. 4 :  befitting or characteristic of war or a soldier warlike cries

Examples of warlike in a sentence

  1. The government has been criticized for its warlike attitude.

  2. a seafarer's legend that the remote island was inhabited by a warlike and uncivilized tribe

15th Century

First Known Use of warlike

15th century


WARLIKE Defined for English Language Learners

warlike

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adjective war·like \ˈwȯr-ˌlīk\

Definition of warlike for English Language Learners

  • : liking or tending to fight in wars or to start wars

  • : showing or suggesting that a country, group, etc., is ready or eager to fight a war

  • : of, relating to, or useful in war


WARLIKE Defined for Kids

warlike

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adjective war·like \ˈwȯr-ˌlīk\

Definition of warlike for Students

  1. 1 :  fond of war warlike people

  2. 2 :  fit for or characteristic of war warlike aggression



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