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.
References in classic literature ?
There are faces too--faces dark, truculent, and smiling; the frank audacious faces of men barefooted, well armed and noiseless.
In court he presented rather a formidable appearance with his truculent chin, his straight, firm mouth, and his commanding presence.
If he came too close to a she with a young baby, the former would bare her great fighting fangs and growl ominously, and occasionally a truculent young bull would snarl a warning if Tarzan approached while the former was eating.
"For God's sake, Alexis Ivanovitch, do put an end to this senseless scheme of yours!" he muttered, but with a sudden change from a truculent tone to one of entreaty as he caught me by the hand.
Rokoff assumed a truculent air, attempting by bravado to show how little he feared Tarzan's threats.
Jones was a slender, mop-headed, man-grown, truculent flame of an individual who seemed to go out of his way to insult his passengers.
Martin came back and looked at the beady eyes, sneering, truculent, cowardly, and there leaped into his vision, as on a screen, the same eyes when their owner was making a sale in the store below - subservient eyes, smug, and oily, and flattering.
Davis, with another glance at the truculent Jackson, wavered.
Sometimes, by herself, she would all but weep with joy at recollection of his way of informing some truculent male that he was standing on his foot.
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.
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.
They were all young and some of them seemed to make a protest by their hair and dress, and something somber and truculent in the expression of their faces, against the more normal type, who would have passed unnoticed in an omnibus or an underground railway.