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pugilistic

[ pyoo-juh-lis-tik ]
/ ˌpyu dʒəˈlɪs tɪk /
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adjective
relating to or involving fighting with the fists, especially professional boxing:The movie Rocky is a triumphant, rags-to-riches tale of pugilistic glory.
inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent: She was fired for being a pugilistic, wine-tossing diva who fought with nearly everyone.
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Origin of pugilistic

OTHER WORDS FROM pugilistic

pu·gi·lis·ti·cal·ly, adverbun·pu·gi·lis·tic, adjective

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