- (Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Warlike or hostile attitude or nature: bellicoseness, bellicosity, belligerence, belligerency, contentiousness, hostility, militance, militancy, pugnaciousness, pugnacity, truculence, truculency. See ATTACK. 2. Hostile behavior: aggression, aggressiveness, belligerence, belligerency, contentiousness, hostility, militance, militancy. See ATTACK. 3. The power or will to fight: bellicoseness, bellicosity, belligerence, belligerency, contentiousness, fight, pugnaciousness, pugnacity, truculence, truculency. See CONFLICT. 4. The quality or state of being argumentative: argumentativeness, contentiousness, disputatiousness, litigiousness, scrappiness. See CONFLICT.
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