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bellicose


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bellicose  \Bel"li*cose`\,  a.  [L.  bellicosus  fr  bellicus  of 
  war,  fr  bellum  war.  See  {Duel}.] 
  Inclined  to  war  or  contention;  warlike;  pugnacious. 
 
  Arnold  was  in  fact  in  a  bellicose  vein.  --W.  Irving. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bellicose 
  adj  :  having  or  showing  a  ready  disposition  to  fight;  "bellicose 
  young  officers";  "a  combative  impulse";  "a  contentious 
  nature"  [syn:  {battleful},  {combative},  {contentious}] 




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