What is another word for belligerently?

Pronunciation: [bɪlˈɪd͡ʒɹəntli] (IPA)

There are several other words that can be used in place of the word "belligerently" to convey a similar meaning. Some synonyms include aggressively, combatively, militantly, bellicosely, and confrontationally. These words all imply a hostile or attacking demeanor, indicating that someone is ready to engage in conflict or argument. Another synonym for belligerently might be pugnaciously, which refers more specifically to a love of fighting or willingness to engage in physical combat. Whether used to describe a person's behavior or the tone of a conversation, these synonyms all suggest a certain level of hostility or aggression.

What are the opposite words for belligerently?

The term "belligerently" describes an aggressive, confrontational and hostile attitude. Antonyms for this term include peaceful, docile, calm, gentle, agreeable and yielding. Instead of acting belligerently, one may choose to demonstrate kindness, compassion and understanding towards others. Resist the urge to react to a heated discussion with unkind words, and instead choose to respond with an open mind and a respectful tone. When we communicate with others in a peaceful and non-confrontational manner, it may lead to a healthier and more positive outcome in the end. Thus, replacing belligerent behaviour with peaceful behaviour can result in a harmonious and fulfilling life.

Usage examples for Belligerently

Spasso glared at him, belligerently but hopefully.
"Space Viking"
Henry Beam Piper
Van wasn't a dignified man at all, but as he said that with a sudden flash of his mild eyes, there was something in his face and manner that daunted Aunt Kipp more than the small fist belligerently shaken at her from behind the sofa.
"Kitty's Class Day And Other Stories"
Louisa M. Alcott
When that important dame at last appeared, with her chin in the air, the artificial flower still stuck belligerently into her dusty wig, and my grandmother beaming behind her, the bride's heart fairly jumped with anger, and the red blood of indignation set her cheeks afire.
"The Promised Land"
Mary Antin

Famous quotes with Belligerently

  • When confronted on the street by the police, a common emotion for a person to feel is fear. There is nothing wrong with this. In fact, it's quite healthy, but do not show it to the cop. If the cop realizes you are afraid of him, he will take full advantage of the situation and play on your fear. This doesn't mean act belligerently, and, for God's sake, do not be a high school or college lawyer, and explain to the cop what he can and cannot do. He can do anything, he's got the gun.
    William Powell (author)
  • “What magic is this” asked one young German thickly. ”Not magic. Science. Preferable to magic.” “Oh really?” said Sagitta in a freezing tone, and William blushed. “You yourself have said there are very few people with the talent of magic. Science is open to all.” “When knowledge ends, only faith remains,” said Armand. “So we should abandon the pursuit of knowledge lest we diminish faith? That’s stupid,” said William belligerently. “The simple folk of village and cottage are happier if they’re not confused with things beyond their understanding,” declared Sagitta. “Sagitta, how do we it’s beyond their understanding?” “Because if it weren’t they wouldn’t be common,” cried Solms-Braunfels, and there was another shout of laughter from the table.
    Melinda M. Snodgrass

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