belligerency vs hostilities what difference

what is difference between belligerency and hostilities

English

Noun

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.


English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /hɑˈstɪlɪtiz/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /hɒˈstɪlɪtiz/
  • Hyphenation: hos‧til‧i‧ties

Etymology 1

Noun

hostilities

  1. plural of hostility

Etymology 2

Noun

hostilities pl (plural only)

  1. Acts of war.

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