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  • n. The act or characteristic of being aggressive or combative.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Inclination or readiness to fight; quarrelsomeness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being pugnacious; disposition to fight; quarrelsomeness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a natural disposition to be hostile

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  • pugnacity: well i've been rather pi$$ed @ff lately at the unfairness of job's burdens and people who should know what they're doing and don't. so i guess i am feeling belligerent and combative. bring it on. that's all i've got to say. i know myself better than anyone else. i've been with myself longer.

    May 19, 2011