truculence


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Related to truculence: pedagogical, complaisance

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.truculence - obstreperous and defiant aggressivenesstruculence - obstreperous and defiant aggressiveness
pugnacity, belligerence, aggressiveness - a natural disposition to be hostile

truculence

noun
Translations

truculence

[ˈtrʌkjʊləns] Nagresividad f, mal humor m

truculence

nTrotzigkeit f, → Aufsässigkeit f

truculence

[ˈtrʌkjʊləns] naggressività f inv, brutalità f inv
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