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eager or quick to argue or fight; aggressively defiant

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truculent



Brecht, bewildered and unnerved, reacted to this revolt of the masses with a mixture of truculent bluff and sentimental pathos in his private diaries.

—p.142 Presentation IV (142) by Francis Mulhern, Perry Anderson, Rodney Livingstone
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echoed GM's truculent stance

—p.112 I Am a Man (107) by Steven Greenhouse
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Truculent busboys splashed uneaten soup on them as they sped past

—p.71 by Thomas Pynchon
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shambling and slightly truculent

—p.115 by Walter Morison
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innovation is so widespread and its goodness so seemingly self-evident that questioning it might seem bizarre and truculent, like criticizing beauty, science, or penicillin

—p.56 The Innovator’s Agenda (52) by John Patrick Leary
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He stood in a truculent posture, legs apart

—p.361 What Kind of Furniture Would Jesus Pick (355) missing author
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a very definite tendency to sound truculent because you want no one to think you are soft

—p.13 My Dungeon Shook (11) by James Baldwin
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Around lights-out, Prisoner 1037 gets a little truculent at the overdone theatrics

—p.74 DOUGLAS PAVLICEK (73) by Richard Powers
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I am not of that leftist breed that piously proclaims that everything is open to criticism, and then, when asked to produce three major criticisms of Marx, lapses into truculent silence.

—p.ix Preface (ix) by Terry Eagleton
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