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Hawker
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hawkish definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: disposed to warfare or hard-line policies; "militant nations"; "hawkish congressman"; "warlike policies" [syn: militant, hawkish, warlike]

Merriam Webster's

adjective see hawk I

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Journalists use hawkish to describe politicians or governments who are in favour of using force to achieve something, rather than using peaceful and diplomatic methods. He is one of the most hawkish members of the new cabinet. ? dovish ADJ



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