Learn English – A word meaning or having to do with “love of fighting”?

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What nouns are there meaning "love of fighting", or "excitement caused by getting into fights". Adjectives would also be useful.

Example sentences:

His …… (love of fighting) will be the death of him.

His ……. (fight-loving) wife will take that as justification to smack him round the head.

Best Answer

Consider bellicose (or belligerent).

Definition: inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious; of warlike character; aggressively hostile.

Example: She is the right person to deal with angry, belligerent clients.