bel-lig-er-ent / bə-lĭj-ər-ənt
1. hostile, pugnacious, aggressive; ready to fight
Peace as a goal is an ideal which will not be contested by any government or nation, not even the most belligerent.
Aung San Suu Kyi, 1945 –
2. pertaining to or waging war
My attempt and prayer are and will be for an honorable peace between belligerent nations in the least possible time.
Mahatma Gandhi, 1869 – 1948
1. a person or country that is very hostile or engaged in fighting
We are fully aware that, in a world at war, each set of belligerents is ever ready to regard those who are not with them as against them; but the course we have followed is a just course.
Éamon de Valera, 1882 – 1975