truculency

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n truculency obstreperous and defiant aggressiveness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Truculency The quality or state of being truculent; savageness of manners; ferociousness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n truculency Same as truculence.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. truculentia,

Usage

In literature:

And being thus made an outcast intensified the black one's naturally savage and truculent disposition.
"The Black Phantom" by Leo Edward Miller
Gautier's truculent waistcoat flamed in the thickest of the fight.
"A History of French Literature" by Edward Dowden
She had a bad time with the truculent husband she had married.
"The Opal Serpent" by Fergus Hume
But away from their control some deeds of truculence occurred.
"The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2" by Henry Baerlein
He certainly was a most truculent-looking scoundrel.
"Rídan The Devil And Other Stories" by Louis Becke
Because a universal law forbade you, and one you have to believe in, truculent Jingo though you be.
"From a Cornish Window" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
By-and-by a truculent-looking tramp came along.
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
His eyes were bloodshot, and his voice was loud and truculent.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
Truculence can never win the day.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
It was disappointing, but General Mahon had reported the Krugersdorpers 'truculent,' and we had to make a demonstration.
"The Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the South African War" by Cecil Francis Romer and Arthur Edward Mainwaring
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In poetry:

Into your Soul may truculent Daemons pass
All hugger-mugger in that dun Morass,
But while the Rouge is mantling to your Cheek,
Nothing will chide you in your Looking-Glass.
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
Such was the stuff of the Malakoff-takers,
Such were the soldiers that scaled the Redan;
Truculent housemaids and bloodthirsty Quakers,
Brave not the wrath of the sweet little man!
"The Sweet Little Man" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The other day I chanced to meet
An angry man upon the street —
A man of wrath, a man of war,
A man who truculently bore
Over his shoulder, like a lance,
A banner labeled “Tolerance.”
"The Angry Man" by Phyllis McGinley
Never a word he spoke; divesting himself of his garments,
Danced the war-dance of the playful yet truculent Modoc,
Uttered a single whoop, and then, in the accents of challenge,
Spake: "Oh, behold in me a Crested Jay Hawk of the mountain."
"Thompson Of Angels" by Francis Bret Harte
Or when that vast and uncomputed horde
Swept westward from the steppes of Tartary
With stern Atilla riding at its head,
Leaving in ruthless Mongol truculence,
Awake, both red and blackened by the torch;
The scourge, perhaps of God, perhaps of Hell!
"Metabole." by Alfred Castner King

In news:

Maple Leafs promote truculence , recall Jay Rosehill from Marlies.
Capital Politics Troxler's truculence : Maybe he could sell his big grocery cart.
James Frey — the truculent tough guy who used to compare himself to Hemingway — now sat like a boy in detention, gloomily taking his licks from the nation's headmistress until he seemed to whimper.
Maple Leafs promote truculence, recall Jay Rosehill from Marlies.
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