truculent


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Related to truculent: dilettantish, interloping

truc·u·lent

 (trŭk′yə-lənt)
adj.
1. Disposed or eager to fight or engage in hostile opposition; belligerent.
2. Showing or expressing bitter opposition or hostility; aggressively defiant: a truculent speech against the new government; a truculent glance.
3. Disposed to violence; ferocious or cruel.

[Latin truculentus, from trux, truc-, fierce; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]

truc′u·lence (trŭk′yə-ləns), truc′u·len·cy (-lən-sē) n.
truc′u·lent·ly adv.

truculent

(ˈtrʌkjʊlənt)
adj
1. defiantly aggressive, sullen, or obstreperous
2. archaic savage, fierce, or harsh
[C16: from Latin truculentus, from trux fierce]
ˈtruculence, ˈtruculency n
ˈtruculently adv

truc•u•lent

(ˈtrʌk yə lənt, ˈtru kyə-)

adj.
1. aggressively hostile; belligerent: a truculent attitude.
2. brutally harsh; scathing: truculent criticism.
3. fierce; savagely brutal.
[1530–40; < Latin truculentus=truc-, s. of trux savage, pitiless + -ulentus -ulent]
truc′u•lence, truc′u•len•cy, n.
truc′u•lent•ly, adv.
syn: See fierce.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.truculent - defiantly aggressive; "a truculent speech against the new government"
aggressive - having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; "an aggressive businessman"; "an aggressive basketball player"; "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions"; "aggressive drivers"

truculent

adjective hostile, defiant, belligerent, bad-tempered, cross, violent, aggressive, fierce, contentious, combative, sullen, scrappy (informal), antagonistic, pugnacious, ill-tempered, bellicose, obstreperous, itching or spoiling for a fight (informal) She turned from truculent tot to sullen teenager.
civil, gentle, co-operative, agreeable, amiable, placid, good-natured, peaceable

truculent

adjective
1. Having or showing an eagerness to fight:
3. Showing or suggesting a disposition to be violently destructive without scruple or restraint:
Translations
مُشاكِس، شَرِس
agresivní
stridbar
árásargjarn, harîsnúinn
agresīvsstrīdīgs
kavgacı

truculent

[ˈtrʌkjʊlənt] ADJagresivo, malhumorado

truculent

[ˈtrʌkjʊlənt] adjagressif/ive

truculent

truculent

[ˈtrʌkjʊlənt] adjaggressivo/a, brutale

truculent

(ˈtrakjulənt) adjective
(of a person) aggressive and inclined to argue.
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Thorndike, unaccustomed to cross the pavement to his office unless escorted by bank messengers and plain-clothes men, felt the room growing rapidly smaller; the figure of the truculent Greek loomed to heroic proportions.
Bitter and truculent when excited, I spoke as I felt, without reserve or softening.
She really was a most charming girl, and might have passed for a captive fairy, whom that truculent Ogre, Old Barley, had pressed into his service.
I remember her bringing me up to a truculent and red-faced old gentleman covered all over with orders and ribbons, and hissing into my ear, in a tragic whisper which must have been perfectly audible to everybody in the room, the most astounding details.
He strutted, stiff-legged and truculent about the body of the fallen enemy.
When the people's minds had had a little time to cool, they were ready enough to acknowledge their mistake in imagining a similarity between General Blood-and-Thunder's truculent physiognomy and the benign visage on the mountain-side.
he muttered, but with a sudden change from a truculent tone to one of entreaty as he caught me by the hand.
Valentin remained, and the two men, in their respective places, sat out the rest of the performance, which was also enjoyed by Mademoiselle Nioche and her truculent admirer.
The admirers of the two girls stood in great awe of him, from instinct no doubt, because his behaviour to them was friendly and even somewhat obsequious, yet always with a certain truculent glint in his eye that made them pause in everything but their generosity - which was encouraged.
He might have looked rather grim and truculent hadn't it been for the mild familiar accommodating gaze with which his large light-coloured pupils--the leisurely eyes of a silent man--appeared to consider surrounding objects.
Imagine a thin but extremely wiry man, past middle age, brown and bloodless as any crabapple, but as coolly truculent and as casually alert as Raffles at his worst.
With our black silk face-coverings, which turned us into two of the most truculent figures in London, we stole up to the silent, gloomy house.