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Monday, November 02, 2009

Definitions for truculent

  1. Fierce; savage; ferocious; barbarous.
  2. Cruel; destructive; ruthless.

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Citations for truculent
I ask whether impeachment will become still another arrow in the quiver of the warrior class of ever more truculent partisan politicians in Washington. , New York Times
Bitter and truculent when excited, I spoke as I felt, without reserve or softening. Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
Origin of truculent
1530-1540
Truculent derives from Latin truculentus, from trux, truc-, rough, savage, fierce.