bellicism
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈbɛlɪsɪzm̩/
Noun

bellicism (uncountable)

  1. An inclination to war; warlike policy or behaviour.
    • 2012, Christopher Clark, The Sleepwalkers, Penguin 2013, p. 295:
      Not all of France was inundated by the nationalist wave – it was predominantly young, intelligent Parisians who embraced the new bellicism […].
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