Definition of Bellicosity

1. Noun. A natural disposition to fight.

Exact synonyms: Bellicoseness
Generic synonyms: Aggressiveness, Belligerence, Pugnacity



Definition of Bellicosity

1. Noun. The characteristic of being bellicose. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bellicosity

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bellicosity

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bellfounders
bellgirl
bellgirls
bellhop
bellhops
bellibone
bellibones
bellicism
bellicist
bellicists
bellicose
bellicosely
bellicoseness
bellicosities
bellicosity (current term)
bellicous
bellidoite
bellied
bellied up
bellies
bellies of digastric muscle
bellies of omohyoid muscle
bellies of the beasts
bellies up
belligerence
belligerences
belligerencies
belligerency
belligerent

Literary usage of Bellicosity

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1. Anthea: Poems and Translations, the Latter Chiefly from the German Poet by William Stigand, Heinrich Heine (1907)
"... HYMNAL bellicosity I GOD surely is a God of love and ruth, Surely to pray to Him there is no need Of helm and hauberk, spurs, and battle steed, ..."

2. The New York Times Current History (1917)
"And the main question in it is the question of Belgium. The original cause of the war was Germany's deliberate and advertised bellicosity, ..."

3. Greatness in Literature: And Other Papers by William Peterfield Trent (1905)
"But surely conceit, ignorance, and bellicosity are things to be avoided by the attainment of a cosmopolitan outlook upon literature and life. ..."

4. Common Sense about the War by Bernard Shaw (1914)
"The original cause of the war was Germany's deliberate and advertised bellicosity, and it might be thought that the first aim of peace would be by some ..."

5. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1916)
"With his thoroughly Spanish character, which bears the masculine traits of bellicosity, fanaticism, intolerance, love of liberty, or, rather, impatience of ..."

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