Bellicose vs Peaceful - What's the difference?

bellicose | peaceful |

As adjectives the difference between bellicose and peaceful

is that bellicose is warlike in nature; aggressive; hostile while peaceful is not at war or disturbed by strife or turmoil.




(en adjective)
  • Warlike in nature; aggressive; hostile.
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  • The core Ice Age cast—wooly mammoth Manny (Ray Romano), sabertooth tiger Diego (Denis Leary), and sloth Sid (John Leguizamo)—are set adrift, sailing the high seas on a chunk of ice until they collide with a bellicose primate (Peter Dinklage).
  • Showing or having the impulse to be combative.
  • Synonyms

    * See also


    * pacific



    Alternative forms

    * peacefull (archaic)


  • Not at war or disturbed by strife or turmoil.
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  • Inclined to peace.
  • Motionless and calm.
  • Synonyms

    * (inclined to peace) peaceable, pacific * (quiet) tranquil, placid


    * nonpeaceful * belligerent * violent * warring

    Derived terms

    * peaceful coexistence * peacefully * peacefulness