What is the difference between belligerent and feist?

belligerent | feist |


As nouns the difference between belligerent and feist

is that belligerent is a state or other armed participant in warfare while feist is {{context|us|regional|lang=en}} a small snappy belligerent mixed-breed dog.

As a adjective belligerent

is engaged in warfare, warring.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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 ----

    feist

    English

    Alternative forms

    * fist

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (US, regional) a small snappy belligerent mixed-breed dog
  • (vulgar) A silent (but pungent) fart (flatus)
  • Usage notes

    The term feist is uncommon, but the derived term feisty is common.

    Synonyms

    * SBD

    Derived terms

    * feisty

    References

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