Warlike War"like`, a. 1. Fit for war; disposed for war; as, a warlike state; a warlike disposition. [1913 Webster]

Old Siward, with ten thousand warlike men. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Belonging or relating to war; military; martial. [1913 Webster]

The great archangel from his warlike toil Surceased. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Martial; hostile; soldierly. See {Martial}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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