how to pronounce belligerent


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belligerent is pronounced in four syllables

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meanings of belligerent


  1. Engaged in warfare, warring.
  2. Uncooperative.
  3. Acting violently towards others.
  4. Eager to go to war, warlike.
  5. Aggressively hostile, eager to fight.
  6. Of or pertaining to war.


  1. A state or other armed participant in warfare.

belligerent frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word belligerent occurs in english on average 0.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics belligerent can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that belligerent can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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