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Pugnacious vs. Truculent

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Pugnaciousadjective

Naturally aggressive or hostile; combative; belligerent; bellicose.

Truculentadjective

Cruel or savage.

‘The truculent soldiers gave us a steely-eyed stare.’;

Pugnaciousadjective

Disposed to fight; inclined to fighting; quarrelsome; fighting.

Truculentadjective

Deadly or destructive.

Pugnaciousadjective

tough and callous by virtue of experience

Truculentadjective

Defiant or uncompromising.

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Pugnaciousadjective

ready and able to resort to force or violence;

‘pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance’; ‘they were rough and determined fighting men’;

Truculentadjective

Eager or quick to argue, fight or start a conflict.

Truculentadjective

Fierce; savage; ferocious; barbarous; as, the truculent inhabitants of Scythia.

Truculentadjective

Cruel; destructive; ruthless.

‘More or less truculent plagues.’;

Truculentadjective

defiantly aggressive;

‘as truculent as a small boy who thinks his big brother can lick anybody’;

Truculentadjective

aggressively hostile;

‘a truculent speech against the new government’;

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