Warlike

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 warlike — index disorderly, inimical, litigious, malevolent, offensive (taking the initiative), pugnacious, spartan Burton s Legal Thesaurus …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 warlike — (adj.) early 15c., from WAR (Cf. war) (n.) + LIKE (Cf. like) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 warlike — *martial, military Analogous words: bellicose, *belligerent, pugnacious, combative, contentious: fighting, warring, contending, battling (see CONTEND) Contrasted words: *pacific, peaceable, peaceful …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 warlike — [adj] hostile, battling aggressive, attacking, bellicose, belligerent, bloodthirsty, combative, contending, contentious, contrary, fighting, gladiatorial, hawkish, inimical, martial, militant, militaristic, military, offensive, pugnacious,… …

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  • 6 warlike — ► ADJECTIVE 1) disposed towards or threatening war; hostile. 2) directed towards or prepared for war …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 warlike — [wôr′līk΄] adj. 1. fit for, fond of, or ready for war; bellicose; martial 2. of or appropriate to war 3. threatening, or suggesting the likelihood of, war SYN. MARTIAL …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 warlike — [[t]wɔ͟ː(r)laɪk[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Warlike people seem aggressive and eager to start a war. The Scythians were a fiercely warlike people. ...hopes of a peaceful solution despite increased warlike rhetoric from both sides. Syn:… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 warlike — /ˈwɔlaɪk/ (say wawluyk) adjective 1. fit, qualified, or ready for war; martial: warlike fleet; warlike tribes. 2. threatening or betokening war: a warlike tone. 3. of or relating to war: a warlike expedition; warlike deeds. {war + like1}… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 10 warlike — /wawr luyk /, adj. 1. fit, qualified, or ready for war; martial: a warlike fleet; warlike tribes. 2. threatening or indicating war: a warlike tone. 3. of or pertaining to war: a warlike expedition. [1375 1425; late ME; see WAR1, LIKE] Syn. 2.… …

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  • 11 warlike — 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 o …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 warlike — war|like [ˈwo:laık US ˈwo:r ] adj 1.) liking war and being skilful in it ▪ a warlike nation 2.) threatening war or attack ▪ a warlike stance …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 warlike — adjective 1 liking war and being skilful in it: a warlike nation 2 threatening war or attack: a warlike stance …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 warlike — un·warlike; warlike; …

    English syllables

  • 15 warlike — UK [ˈwɔː(r)ˌlaɪk] / US [ˈwɔrˌlaɪk] adjective 1) a) people or countries that are warlike tend to start wars b) experienced at fighting in wars 2) showing that you are ready or likely to start an attack a warlike speech …

    English dictionary

  • 16 warlike — war|like [ wɔr,laık ] adjective people or countries that are warlike tend to start wars a. experienced at fighting in wars …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 warlike — adjective warlike leaders Syn: aggressive, belligerent, warring, bellicose, pugnacious, combative, bloodthirsty, jingoistic, hostile, threatening, quarrelsome; militaristic, militant, warmongering …

    Thesaurus of popular words

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

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 warlike — adjective a) hostile and belligerent b) martial, bellicose or militaristic Ant: nonwarlike …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 warlike — Synonyms and related words: aggressive, antagonistic, battling, bellicose, belligerent, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody minded, chauvinist, chauvinistic, combative, contending, contentious, contestant, contesting, disputant, enemy, ferocious, fierce …

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