Belligerent vs Epitome - What's the difference?

belligerent | epitome |


As nouns the difference between belligerent and epitome

is that belligerent is a state or other armed participant in warfare while epitome is (label) (embodiment or encapsulation of).

As an adjective belligerent

is engaged in warfare, warring.

belligerent

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Engaged in warfare, warring.
  • Eager to go to war, warlike.
  • Of or pertaining to war.
  • (By extension) Aggressively hostile, eager to fight.
  • violently towards others.
  • Synonyms

    * (eager to fight) aggressive, antagonistic, bellicose, combative, contentious, pugnacious, quarrelsome, truculent

    Derived terms

    * belligerently * cobelligerent

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A state or other armed participant in warfare
  • The U.N. sent a treaty proposal to the belligerents .

    See also

    * warmonger ----

    epitome

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia epitome) (en-noun)
  • (of a class of items) The embodiment or encapsulation of.
  • (of a class of items) A representative example.
  • (of a class of items) The height; the best.
  • (of a written document) A brief summary.
  • Usage notes

    The sense ‘the height, the best’ is considered incorrect by some; instead, `pinnacle' may be preferred.

    Synonyms

    * (an embodiment of) in a nutshell (modern idiom), synopsis * (the best) greatest * (a summary) abstract, synopsis

    Antonyms

    * antithesis

    Derived terms

    * epitomize * epitomic * epitomical