truculent

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Related to truculences: albeit, exasperating, propensity, indubitably, subtle

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.
References in classic literature ?
But at last those who remained were driven to desperation by the continued truculence of Terkoz, and it so happened that one of them recalled the parting admonition of Tarzan: