Meaning of bellicosity in English:


Pronunciation /bɛlɪˈkɒsəti/

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‘So far, all the running for a ‘regime change’, as it is delicately known, has come from the president and his main security advisers, but for all their bellicosity they cannot declare war unilaterally.’
  • ‘It seems like we're all taken with wealth and bellicosity on some fundamental level.’
  • ‘And we in turn have resorted to bellicosity at a level that may or may not be justified.’
  • ‘Will a photograph incite anti-war sentiment, or inspire even greater bellicosity?’
  • ‘There is an argument for saying that, as we enter a new century, we would do well to put such bellicosity behind us.’