index disorderly, inimical, litigious, malevolent, offensive (taking the initiative), pugnacious, spartan

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  • 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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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}… …  

  • 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.… …   Universalium

  • 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

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