OTHER WORDS FOR pugnacious
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Origin of pugnacious
OTHER WORDS FROM pugnaciouspug·na·cious·ly, adverbpug·nac·i·ty [puhg-nas-i-tee], /pʌgˈnæs ɪ ti/, pug·na·cious·ness, nounun·pug·na·cious, adjectiveun·pug·na·cious·ly, adverb
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How to use pugnacious in a sentence
His tenacity in conducting rigorous experiments and his pugnacious public promotion of his findings established the germ theory of disease and encouraged new methods of hygiene.Here are the Top 10 science anniversaries of 2022|Tom Siegfried|January 28, 2022|Science News
This includes a pugnacious grill, menacing headlights and sleek LED taillights.Surprise rides of 2022|Joe Phillips|January 23, 2022|Washington Blade
Rumsfeld was more complex and paradoxical than the public caricature of him as a pugnacious, inflexible villain would suggest.Donald H. Rumsfeld, influential but controversial Bush defense secretary, dies at 88|Bradley Graham|June 30, 2021|Washington Post
It all ended badly last October when Glenn Greenwald, the pugnacious, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, quit the investigative news site he had co-founded six years earlier.Glenn Greenwald may have quit the Intercept, but he can’t quit the feud|Paul Farhi|May 21, 2021|Washington Post
To be sure, the pugnacious poet had his moments of assurance.Two centuries after John Keats’s death, his famous odes are still sparking new discussions|Troy Jollimore|February 25, 2021|Washington Post
He said that on the whole he got a better reception from Republicans, especially the pugnacious Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).Should the U.S. Arm Ukraine’s Militias?|Jamie Dettmer|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Joe Sutter is 93 now, silver-haired and moving a tad more slowly than he would like, but still pugnacious and sharp of tongue.The Sexy Dream of the 747|Clive Irving|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He is a pugnacious writer and speaker himself, well used to picking intellectual fights.Atheist King Richard Dawkins’ Rape Fantasy|Tim Teeman|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And typically, the pugnacious New Jerseyan refuses to back away.A Thinner Chris Christie Still Faces Big Political Challenges|Robert Shrum|May 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
An early Zionist leader, prideful, pugnacious, Ussishkin headed the Jewish National Fund for nearly 20 years.Yeshayahu Leibowitz Is Not The Name Of A Street|Gershom Gorenberg|April 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Supported by Thurstane's pugnacious presence and hurried up by his vehement orders, they began to fire.
He had never, in all his pugnacious and sanguinary life, looked upon anything so fascinating.
It was not the headlong, reckless, pugnacious rage of the old Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian berserker.
"Get about your own business and leave us alone," advised the pugnacious chap.Frank Merriwell's Pursuit|Burt L. Standish
The Scotch are certainly a most pugnacious people; their whole history proves it.Lavengro|George Borrow