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Warlike definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

WARLIKE, a. [war and like.]
1. Fit for war; disposed for war; as a warlike state.
Old Siward with ten thousand warlike men.
2. Military; pertaining to war; as warlike toil.
3. Having a martial appearance.
4. Having the appearance of war.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: disposed to warfare or hard-line policies; "militant nations"; "hawkish congressman"; "warlike policies" [syn: militant, hawkish, warlike]
2: suggesting war or military life [syn: warlike, martial]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 15th century 1. obsolete ready for war ; equipped to fight 2. fit for, disposed to, or fond of war ; bellicose <a warlike people> 3. of, relating to, or useful in war <warlike preparations> 4. befitting or characteristic of war or a soldier <warlike cries>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 threatening war; hostile. 2 martial; soldierly. 3 of or for war; military (warlike preparations).

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Warlike War"like`, a. 1. Fit for war; disposed for war; as, a warlike state; a warlike disposition. Old Siward, with ten thousand warlike men. --Shak. 2. Belonging or relating to war; military; martial. The great archangel from his warlike toil Surceased. --Milton. Syn: Martial; hostile; soldierly. See Martial.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Warlike people seem aggressive and eager to start a war. The Scythians were a fiercely warlike people. ADJ: usu ADJ n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Fit for war. 2. Military, martial, stratonic, bellicose. 3. Inimical, unfriendly, hostile, disposed for war, belligerent.

Moby Thesaurus

aggressive, antagonistic, battling, bellicose, belligerent, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded, chauvinist, chauvinistic, combative, contending, contentious, contestant, contesting, disputant, enemy, ferocious, fierce, fighting, full of fight, hawkish, hostile, inimical, jingo, jingoish, jingoist, jingoistic, martial, militant, militaristic, military, offensive, pugnacious, quarrelsome, saber-rattling, sanguinary, sanguineous, savage, scrappy, soldierlike, soldierly, striving, struggling, trigger-happy, truculent, unfriendly, unpacific, unpeaceable, unpeaceful, warmongering, warring



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