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truculence

[ truhk-yuh-luhns, troo-kyuh- ]
/ ˈtrʌk yə ləns, ˈtru kyə- /
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noun
the quality or attitude of being aggressively hostile; belligerence: The clash has ominously deepened truculence on both sides over ongoing territorial disputes.The new recruits both appear to have the requisite size, speed, and truculence which their coach demands from his forwards.
the quality or condition of being barbarous, cruel, or brutally harsh: Not only did the dictator manage to stay in power, but his truculence and brutality remained intact.
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Sometimes truc·u·len·cy [truhk-yuh-luhn-see, troo-kyuh-] /ˈtrʌk yə lən si, ˈtru kyə-/ .
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