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truculent

truc·u·lent

truculent

 
 
pronunciation:
truhk y lnt
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: extremely hostile or belligerent; inclined to fight.
The prisoner's truculent attitude made a bad impression on the parole board.
synonyms:
bellicose, belligerent, combative, pugnacious, warlike
antonyms:
amiable, cooperative
similar words:
aggressive, antagonistic, contentious, ferocious, hostile, martial, militant, offensive, violent
definition 2: savagely and fiercely cruel or harsh; brutal.
synonyms:
barbarous, bestial, brutal, brute, brutish, cruel, ferocious, inhuman, merciless, pitiless, ruthless, savage, unsparing, vicious
similar words:
abusive, diabolical, evil, feral, fiendish, fierce, malevolent, malicious, mean, rampant, sadistic, violent
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derivations: truculently (adv.), truculence (n.), truculency (n.)