Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a truculent manner; fiercely; destructively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a truculent manner.

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  • adverb With aggression; savagely.

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  • adverb in an aggressively truculent manner
  • adverb in a defiantly truculent manner

Etymologies

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truculent +‎ -ly

Examples

  • The Kanaka drew back truculently, and Grief stepped between to placate his captain.

    THE PEARLS OF PARLAY

  • Deacon demanded truculently, and then went on to deny the half-caste's knowledge.

    A GOBOTO NIGHT

  • "Did you ever see the like?" the other went on truculently.

    THE MAN WITH THE GASH

  • 'I want a dope test done,' Morrison said truculently.

    The Elvis Latte

  • For that kind of money, even the truculently anti-Hollywood Hemingway was not averse to a personal appearance, so he came to the studio and was photographed with DeMille.

    Empire of Dreams

  • The directors replied truculently that “the labor policy of this corporation will be that policy which is required by the plans and specifications governing labor as indicated by contract between the United States Government and the Six Companies Inc.”

    Colossus

  • Fara explores the eighteenth century not as a time like ours but as an alien culture which needs to be explained and unpacked, and does this through three key characters in the history of the understanding of magnetism: Edmund Halley (who also plays an important role in the earlier chapters of Sobel's book), Gowin Knight (who ended up truculently running the British Museum) and Franz Mesmer (as in mesmerism).

    Recap of Season 2

  • "I've nothing to say to you!" cries I, as truculently as I could, and turned on the little chamberlain.

    Fiancée

  • As the spring and summer of 1990 wore on, Saddam acted more and more truculently, going so far as to mass powerful forces near the Kuwaiti border in July.

    How Wars end

  • The directors replied truculently that “the labor policy of this corporation will be that policy which is required by the plans and specifications governing labor as indicated by contract between the United States Government and the Six Companies Inc.”

    Colossus

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