truculent | truculence | truculently

Exam frequency

GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

hostile and aggressive

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truculent - aggressive

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A ‘truculent’ person is not pleasant to be around. They tend to be quick to argue, hard to please, and aggressively self-assertive. Such a quarrelsome nature is not likely to get you far or win you friends in either a professional or social environment, so the word tends to be used in an exclusively negative context.

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Synonyms combative
Antonyms charitable,amiable

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  1. Nobody wanted Alex to be part of the task force. He has a reputation for being truculent and difficult to work with.

  2. The truculence of that company towards us is due to a lucrative deal we made with their direct rival last year.

  3. It’s hardly surprising that the student was expelled. She always behaved so truculently in class.

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