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Origin of truculent
OTHER WORDS FROM truculenttruc·u·lence, truc·u·len·cy, nountruc·u·lent·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for truculent
If so, that will represent a departure from the truculent spirit of Obama and his adversaries during his first term.
And it turns out those hard-charging characteristics are exactly what is needed to tangle with the truculent contenders.Candy Crowley, Martha Raddatz: Female Moderators Rocked the Boat in Debates|Lauren Ashburn|October 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
His truculent words seemed to please the audience, and he sat down amid a tempest of applause.The King's Men|Robert Grant, John Boyle O'Reilly, J. S. Dale, and John T. Wheelwright
No choice now remained except to despatch an armed expedition against the truculent kingdom.
Occasionally he was truculent or derisive, referring to Bandit as the "Commander's hot box."First on the Moon|Jeff Sutton
These truculent ruffians (when they have thoroughly earned a thrashing) will often accept it with most edifying docility.The Cradle of Mankind|W.A. Wigram
"Right you are, Henry," echoed a truculent sea voice from somewhere.Twelve Men|Theodore Dreiser