fierce; cruel; savagely brutal.
brutally harsh; vitriolic; scathing: his truculent criticism of her work.
aggressively hostile; belligerent.
malice, resentment, estrangement, disaffection, aggression, pugnacity, spite, malevolence, venom, antipathy, war, hostility, detestation, belligerency, virulence, animus, opposition, animosity, rancor, grudge
- truckle bed,
- trudeau, pierre elliott,
Origin of truculent
1530–40; < Latin truculentus, equivalent to truc-, stem of trux savage, pitiless + -ulentus -ulent
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Examples from the Web for truculency
defiantly aggressive, sullen, or obstreperous
archaic savage, fierce, or harsh
Word Origin for truculent
C16: from Latin truculentus, from trux fierce
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1540s, from Latin truculentus "fierce, savage," from trux (genitive trucis) "fierce, wild."
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