Definition of Truculent

1. Adjective. Defiantly aggressive. "A truculent speech against the new government"

Similar to: Aggressive
Derivative terms: Truculence, Truculency



Definition of Truculent

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

Definition of Truculent

1. Adjective. cruel or savage ¹

2. Adjective. Deadly or destructive. ¹

3. Adjective. Defiant or uncompromising. ¹

4. Adjective. Eager or quick to argue, fight or start a conflict. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Truculent

1. [adj]

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Literary usage of Truculent

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Partridge 1942 and Evans 1957 are mainly concerned that truculent should ... The most interesting commentary on truculent has been from Theodore Bernstein. ..."

2. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"Indeed he is too truculent, by far too confident in his own powers. When he killed Pompeo, he gave him two stabs with a poniard in the throat, ..."

3. Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke (1864)
"The truculent Saki- bobo. 7th to ll(/i. WITH Budja appointed as the general director, & lieutenant of the ..."

4. The History of English Rationalism in the Nineteenth Century by Alfred William Benn (1906)
"... of course, without any reference to that ecclesiastic—fail to convey an adequate impression of their truculent and even brutal tone. ..."

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