belligerence vs belligerency what difference

what is difference between belligerence and belligerency



belligerence (countable and uncountable, plural belligerences)

  1. The state of being belligerent; aggressive inclination to war.




belligerency (usually uncountable, plural belligerencies)

  1. Alternative form of belligerence
    • 1964, Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast, New York: Scribner, “Scott Fitzgerald,” p. 173,[1]
      Scott was a little unsteady now and he looked at people out of the side of his eyes with a certain belligerency.

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