- Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
|part of speech:
||ready or eager to fight; overly aggressive or quarrelsome.
The two pugnacious older sons were frequently involved in brawls.Dementia was causing the old man to become increasingly pugnacious and difficult to care for.
- pacific, peaceable
- similar words:
- truculent, warlike
||aggressive, belligerent, choleric, martial, militant, offensive, quarrelsome, turbulent
||pugnaciously (adv.), pugnaciousness (n.), pugnacity (n.)