Word – Bellicose
Bellicose – Word of the Day
Showing aggression and willingness to fight.
Bellicose first appears in Late Middle English. The word comes from the Laitn bellicus, which means “warlike”. The root word of bellicus is bellum, which means “war”.
- The England fans were overly bellicose at the FIFA World Cup finals this year.
- The party candidate’s speech was less policy-oriented, and more bellicose rhetoric.
- You can’t be bellicose like that in a workplace meeting.
- The rugby team was feared not because of the skill of its players, but because of its bellicose posturing.
- Cameron can behave in a bellicose manner once he has had a few beers in him.
- The side effects of this pill include sweating, being red-faced, and bellicose behaviour.
- My bellicose statements have landed me in hot water in the past.
- While normally bellicose in his criticism for the ruling party’s policies, the opposition leader was silent, as he didn’t want to criticise the government’s wartime effort.
- My father’s bellicose nature makes him hard to live with.
- The Chinese army is being unusually bellicose at the border. It is not a good sign.
- I had to calm down my bellicose brother before he got into a fight and did something he’ll regret later.