What does warlike mean?
Definitions for warlike
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word warlike.
militant, hawkish, warlikeadjective
disposed to warfare or hard-line policies
"militant nations"; "hawkish congressman"; "warlike policies"
suggesting war or military life
hostile and belligerent
martial, bellicose or militaristic
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: war and like.
She using so strange, and yet so well succeeding a temper, made her people by peace warlike. Philip Sidney.
Old Siward with ten thousand warlike men,
All ready at appoint, was setting forth. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
When a warlike state grows soft and effeminate, they may be sure of a war. Francis Bacon.
O imprudent Gauls,
Relying on false hopes, thus to incense
The warlike English. Philips.
The great arch-angel from his warlike toil
Surceas’d. John Milton, Paradise Lost.
fit for war; disposed for war; as, a warlike state; a warlike disposition
belonging or relating to war; military; martial
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
Fit for war; disposed for war; as, a warlike state. Belonging or relating to war; military; martial.
The numerical value of warlike in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of warlike in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of warlike in a Sentence
The most part of all princes have more delight in warlike manners and feats of chivalry than in the good feats of peace.
Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled, that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugationthe last arguments to which kings resort.
The best soldiers are not warlike.
I trained in the early 2000s, when there was not a single oral agent for the management of AML, one of my professors had told me that AML was akin to a warlike situation where sometimes, you had to bomb the village in order to save it. We would throw these drugs that would kill everything and hope patients would recover with normal bone marrow.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for warlike
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- bel·ligerant, bel·licósCatalan, Valencian
- πολεμοχαρής, θούριος, φιλοπόλεμος, πολεμικόςGreek
- guerrero, belicoso, beligeranteSpanish
- sotaisa, sotaintoinenFinnish
- oorlogszuchtig, krijgshaftig, strijdlustigDutch
- beligerante, belicosoPortuguese
Get even more translations for warlike »
Find a translation for the warlike definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"warlike." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 9 Jun 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/warlike>.
Discuss these warlike definitions with the community:
We're doing our best to make sure our content is useful, accurate and safe.
If by any chance you spot an inappropriate comment while navigating through our website please use this form to let us know, and we'll take care of it shortly.
You need to be logged in to favorite.