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bellicose - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bellicose

(adj) having or showing a ready disposition to fight
Synonyms : battleful , combative
Example Sentence
  • bellicose young officers
  • a combative impulse
  • a contentious nature

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bellicose

lets break bellicose as belli + cose ...belli we can remember as sumo's with huge bellis will fight (wrestleling) each other.....so belli-cose means a warlike
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by tariq431

BELLY+CAUSE....if you are not able to get food to eat you will fight for your belly and you will be bellicose
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by nileshdive

Belli ~ Billi (cat); two Billi (cats) very close about to attack : billi-close::bellicose
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by sanjeev

A hill between between two countries has a holy bell on top of it. The constant fights across the border as to who should own the BELL is the CAUSE of warlike situation.
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by aravindhbaskaran

bellicose = belly+cause, if you see belly of any girl it can be a cause for warlike situation between you and her bf
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by praveenkatti16

remember the movie kungfu panda in which the panda uses his belly to FIGHT. :)
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by sunilwritesgre

Bellicose sounds like varicose. Varicose veins are enlarged and tortuous vein. Your veins get large and tortuous when you're ready to fight.
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by dshefman

Bellicose ~ Glucose , Two child are about to fight for glucose.
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by onno manush

BELLY full of gluCOSE!! full of glucose; you are energetic,,,,want to fight!!!!!!!!!!
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by subass

belli+cose ~ cose sounds like cause, a small fight can become a cause of warlike situation...
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