1. [ adjective ] characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
Synonyms: aggressive

"aggressive acts against another country" "a belligerent tone"

Related terms: hostile
2. [ adjective ] engaged in war
Synonyms: fighting war-ridden militant warring

"belligerent (or warring) nations" "a fighting war"

Related terms: unpeaceful
3. [ noun ] someone who fights (or is fighting)
Synonyms: fighter battler scrapper combatant
Related terms: person skirmisher victor gladiator boxer hell-kite wrestler butter brawler fencer street_fighter gouger slasher mauler defender quarrel battle
Similar spelling:   belligerently