Definition of bellicose:
aggressive, attack, agonistic, martial, militaristic, pugnacious, litigious, contentious, peace, agonistical, battleful, quarrelsome, military, disputative, scrappy, study at belligerent, disputatious, agonistic, combative.
- aggressive (part of speech: adjective)
- irritable (part of speech: adjective)
But the French race is by nature bellicose and amorous of adventure, and more than all other nations has a tendency to clothe its patrimonial ardour of defence in beautiful terms and gallant attitudes.- "Three French Moralists and The Gallantry of France", Edmund Gosse.
- "Ayala's Angel", Anthony Trollope.
And I sat feeling rather like a Roman, with that gorgeous toga wrapped around me; I might have been bearing Rome's ultimatum to the Amazons, supposing those bellicose ladies to have existed in Rome's day.- "Caves of Terror", Talbot Mundy.