Monday, May 10, 1999
Definitions for pugnacious
- Inclined to fight; combative; quarrelsome.
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Citations for pugnacious
Roberto's pugnacious grandmother lived across the meadow and would yell threats and curses helplessly from her balcony.
The idea that he was truculent or pugnacious, that he went about with a chip on his shoulder, that he loved fighting for the sake of fighting, was, however, a mistake.
Origin of pugnacious
Pugnacious comes from Latin pugnare, "to fight," from pugnus, "fist."