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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:
Adv.1.truculently - in an aggressively truculent mannertruculently - in an aggressively truculent manner; "they strive for security by truculently asserting their own interests"
2.truculently - in a defiantly truculent mannertruculently - in a defiantly truculent manner; "the boy looked up truculently at his teacher"


[ˈtrʌkjʊləntlɪ] ADV [behave] → de modo agresivo; [answer] → ásperamente


[ˈtrʌkjʊləntlɪ] advcon aggressività, brutalmente
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A Levantine, burly, unshaven, and soiled, towered truculently above him.
You'll perhaps batten down your hatches till you're spoke to, my friend," cried Silver truculently to this speaker.
He swaggered truculently, stuck out his chest, roared and advanced closer to the bull.
Du-seen, a weapon half drawn, approached truculently.
I am Buckingham," growled a burly, unwashed brute, swaggering truculently before me.
The cabby turned at him his enormous and inflamed countenance truculently.
This year, Snyder has managed to add an extra patina of sadness to the whole affair by truculently rejecting calls to change the Redskins' name, which a growing number of people regard as a racial slur.
No, there hasn't been any one else," she answered almost truculently.
More recently, however, China has truculently asserted its territorial claims in the South China Sea.
But it's hard to be philosophical about a defiantly nuclear North Korea that has truculently repudiated its 1953 armistice with South Korea and proved its ballistics delivery capabilities by successfully putting a faulty satellite into orbit last December.
In 1994, curator Kirk Varnedoe characterised Cy Twombly's work as having 'proved influential among artists, discomforting to many critics, and truculently difficult not just for a broad public, but for sophisticated initiates of postwar art as well'.
There are, however, some contemporary artists who truculently hold out against the meretriciousness and vulgarity of what I have called the "post-medium condition.