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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.
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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"
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[ˈtrʌkjʊləntlɪ] ADV [behave] → de modo agresivo; [answer] → ásperamente
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[ˈtrʌkjʊləntlɪ] advcon aggressività, brutalmente
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He swaggered truculently, stuck out his chest, roared and advanced closer to the bull.
"So you've come at last!" he exclaimed, a little truculently. "Are you Mr.
"You'll perhaps batten down your hatches till you're spoke to, my friend," cried Silver truculently to this speaker.
Du-seen, a weapon half drawn, approached truculently. "The beast is mine," he reiterated.
"I am Buckingham," growled a burly, unwashed brute, swaggering truculently before me.
The cabby turned at him his enormous and inflamed countenance truculently. "Don't you go for trying this silly game again, young fellow."
A Levantine, burly, unshaven, and soiled, towered truculently above him.
"What did the Governor say?" Captain Dettmar demanded truculently.
When, however, the South went beyond reason and truculently demanded not simply its old political power but increased political power based on disenfranchised Negroes, which it openly threatened to use for the revision of the tariff, for the repudiation of the national debt, for disestablishing the national banks, and for putting the new corporate form of industry under strict state regulation and rule, Northern industry was frightened and began to move towards the stand which abolition-democracy had already taken; namely, temporary dictatorship, endowed Negro education, legal civil rights, and eventually even votes for Negroes to offset the Southern threat of economic attack, (ibid., 185)
He argued that most of the casualties were caused by the Muslims; Jenkins observed that the Sikhs undoubtedly talked foolishly and truculently. Mamdot told Jenkins that the Muslim League tried to patch-up with the Sikhs but Tara Singh refused to meet any member of the Muslim League.
Mr Bolton then threw the sink at The Hague-based court: "The United States will use any means necessary to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by this illegitimate court," he fumed, adding truculently: "We will not cooperate with the ICC.