What does belligerency mean?

Definitions for belligerency
bəˈlɪdʒ ər ən sibel·li·geren·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. belligerence, belligerencynoun

    hostile or warlike attitude or nature

  2. hostilities, belligerencynoun

    fighting; acts of overt warfare

    "the outbreak of hostilities"


  1. belligerencynoun

    the state of being at war or in an armed conflict

  2. belligerencynoun

    hostile or aggressive behaviour

  3. belligerencynoun

    the willingness to fight; belligerence


  1. belligerency

    A belligerent is an individual, group, country, or other entity that acts in a hostile manner, such as engaging in combat. The term comes from the Latin bellum gerere ("to wage war"). Unlike the use of belligerent as an adjective meaning "aggressive", its use as a noun does not necessarily imply that a belligerent country is an aggressor. In times of war, belligerent countries can be contrasted with neutral countries and non-belligerents. However, the application of the laws of war to neutral countries and the responsibilities of belligerents are not affected by any distinction between neutral countries, neutral powers or non-belligerents.


  1. belligerency

    Belligerency refers to the state of being involved in a war or conflict, often characterized by aggression, hostility, or combativeness. It can also refer to a nation or individual recognizing and actively participating in a state of warfare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Belligerencynoun

    the quality of being belligerent; act or state of making war; warfare

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of belligerency in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of belligerency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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