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pugnacious

[puhg-ney-shuhs]
adjective
inclined to quarrel or fight readily; quarrelsome; belligerent; combative.

Origin:
1635–45; pugnaci(ty) (< Latin pugnācitās combativeness, equivalent to pugnāci-, stem of pugnāx combative (akin to pugil; see pugilism) + -tās -ty2) + -ous

pugnaciously, adverb
pugnacity [puhg-nas-i-tee] , pugnaciousness, noun
unpugnacious, adjective
unpugnaciously, adverb
unpugnaciousness, noun


argumentative, contentious, bellicose.


agreeable.
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pugnacious (pʌɡˈneɪʃəs)
 
adj
readily disposed to fight; belligerent
 
[C17: from Latin pugnāx]
 
pug'naciously
 
adv
 
pugnacity
 
n
 
pug'naciousness
 
n

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pugnacious
1642, from L. pugnacis, gen. of pugnax "combative," from pugnare "to fight," from pugnus "fist," from PIE base *peug- "to stick, stab" (cf. Gk. pyx "with clenched fist," pygme "fist, boxing," pyktes "boxer;" L. pungere "to pierce, prick").
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