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Combative in nature. See Synonyms at belligerent.
[From Latin pugnāx, pugnāc-, from pugnāre, to fight, from pugnus, fist; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.]
pug·na′cious·ness, pug·nac′i·ty (-năs′ĭ-tē) n.
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|Noun||1.||pugnacity - a natural disposition to be hostile|
disagreeableness - an ill-tempered and offensive disposition
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1. Warlike or hostile attitude or nature:
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pugnacity[pʌgˈnæsɪti] n → pugnacité f
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