from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Disposed to fight; pugnacious.
- adj. Expressing bitter opposition; scathing: a truculent speech against the new government.
- adj. Disposed to or exhibiting violence or destructiveness; fierce.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. cruel or savage
- adj. Deadly or destructive.
- adj. Defiant or uncompromising.
- adj. Eager or quick to argue, fight or start a conflict.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Fierce; savage; ferocious; barbarous.
- adj. Cruel; destructive; ruthless.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fierce; savage; barbarous.
- Inspiring terror; ferocious.
- Cruel; destructive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. defiantly aggressive
A kind of truculent honesty which he could never dissemble for long, always stood in his way.
To interpret him according to this image -- a womanish figure in a long robe and a turban, with big bare arms and a dramatic pose -- would be to think of him as a kind of truculent sultana.
As Mrs. Dinks made no reply, and assumed the appearance of a lady who, for her own private and inscrutable reasons, had concluded to forego the prerogative of speech for evermore, while she fanned herself calmly, and regarded Fanny with a kind of truculent calmness that seemed to say,
The general manager of the Leafs has famously stated he wants a "truculent" and
Letter, of the "truculent" and "unhappy" national symbol presiding over the entrance to Salem‘s
A kind of truculent question was in his eyes -- as much as to say, "Now then, what do you make of it all?
They are of the gloomy, razor-bearing variety; full of short-sighted lies and prompt dishonesties, amusing always, but truculent and tricky; and the sunny sweetness which we all know in the Negro character is not there.
She would show up in a hard hat, like some truculent crusader.
Fischer's increasingly bizarre, truculent behavior alienated friends and family and landed him in serious legal trouble.
Check out these widely-publicized riffs from Noah Pollak of the Emergency Committee for Israel and the permanently truculent folks at Front Page magazine.