Synonyms for pugnacious
- chip on shoulder
- have a bone to pick
- itching to fight
- ready to fight
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PUGNACIOUS
He went out of Onteora, that summer, in a blaze of pugnacious glory.
They are fierce, pugnacious animals, and are said to be more than a match for a bear.
The general disposition was choleric, pugnacious, litigious.
Some one produced a bottle and offered the pugnacious one a drink.
Hell was supposed to be very hot, very red, full of pugnacious demons.
It is vicious and pugnacious and will fight snakes of any size.
Never was there a more pig-headed, arbitrary, positive, pugnacious fellow.
"Get about your own business and leave us alone," advised the pugnacious chap.
The Scotch are certainly a most pugnacious people; their whole history proves it.
“Wait,” returned the more experienced and pugnacious prelate.