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 for belligerent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Belligerent \Bel*lig"er*ent\, n.
     A nation or state recognized as carrying on war; a person
     engaged in warfare.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Belligerent \Bel*lig"er*ent\, a. [L. bellum war + gerens,
     -entis, waging, p. pr. of gerere to wage: cf. F.
     bellig['e]rant. See Bellicose, Jest.]
     1. Waging war; carrying on war. "Belligerent powers." --E.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Pertaining, or tending, to war; of or relating to
        belligerents; as, a belligerent tone; belligerent rights.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight;
             "aggressive acts against another country"; "a belligerent
             tone" [syn: aggressive, belligerent]
      2: engaged in war; "belligerent (or warring) nations" [syn:
         belligerent, militant, war-ridden, warring]
      n 1: someone who fights (or is fighting) [syn: combatant,
           battler, belligerent, fighter, scrapper]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  148 Moby Thesaurus words for "belligerent":
     acrid, aggressive, antagonist, antagonistic, antipathetic, ardent,
     argumental, argumentative, attacking, battler, battling, bellicose,
     belted knight, bickerer, bickering, bitter, blade, bloodthirsty,
     bloody, bloody-minded, bravo, brawler, bully, bullyboy,
     cat-and-dog, cat-and-doggish, caustic, chauvinist, chauvinistic,
     clashing, colliding, combatant, combative, competitor, conflicting,
     contender, contentious, contestant, controversial, despiteful,
     disputant, disputatious, divisive, duelist, enemy, enforcer,
     eristic, factional, factious, fencer, ferocious, feuder, fierce,
     fighter, fighting, fighting cock, foilsman, full of fight,
     full of hate, gamecock, gladiator, goon, gorilla, hatchet man,
     hateful, hawk, hawkish, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, hostile, hot,
     inimical, invading, irascible, irritable, jingo, jingoish,
     jingoist, jingoistic, jouster, knight, litigious, malevolent,
     malicious, malignant, martial, militant, militaristic, military,
     offensive, partisan, plug-ugly, polarizing, polemic, pugnacious,
     quarreler, quarrelsome, rancorous, repugnant, rioter, rival, rough,
     rowdy, ruffian, saber-rattling, sabreur, sanguinary, sanguineous,
     savage, scrapper, scrappy, scuffler, set against, shrewish,
     soldierlike, soldierly, sore, spiteful, squabbler, strong arm,
     strong-arm man, strong-armer, struggler, swashbuckler, sword,
     swordplayer, swordsman, tempered, thug, tilter, tough,
     trigger-happy, truculent, tussler, unfriendly, unpacific,
     unpeaceable, unpeaceful, venomous, virulent, vitriolic, warlike,
     warmonger, warmongering, warring, wrangler, wrangling

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