- fierce; cruel; savagely brutal.
- brutally harsh; vitriolic; scathing: his truculent criticism of her work.
- aggressively hostile; belligerent.
Origin of truculent
Synonyms for truculent
Antonyms for truculent
Examples from the Web for truculently
Historical Examples of truculently
Ultimately, truculently, first one and then another angrily agreed.Pariah Planet
It may be a fraud yet,' he said truculently, 'and it will require investigation.'Peter and Jane
S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan
"They better not call ME that," returned Penrod truculently.Penrod
He eyed Gash Tuttle truculently, as though daring him to be game.Local Color
Irvin S. Cobb
"We'll settle that other little thing first," Ingerson broke in truculently.Pirates' Hope
- defiantly aggressive, sullen, or obstreperous
- archaic savage, fierce, or harsh
Word Origin for truculent
1540s, from Latin truculentus "fierce, savage," from trux (genitive trucis) "fierce, wild."