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  • nounfight
  • nounbelligerence

synonyms for pugnacity

  • aggression
  • aggressiveness
  • attack
  • backbone
  • bellicoseness
  • bellicosity
  • belligerence
  • belligerency
  • boldness
  • combativeness
  • contentiousness
  • gameness
  • hardihood
  • mettle
  • militancy
  • pluck
  • resistance
  • spirit
  • truculence
  • truculency
  • pugnaciousness
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antonyms for pugnacity

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  • cowardice
  • submission
  • weakness
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How to use pugnacity in a sentence

For all his pugnacity, Hannity rarely punches to the right, preferring to praise anybody wrapped in the cloak of MAGA.
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There is Biercean pugnacity in these words; the author flings down the gauntlet with a confident gesture.
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But pugnacity and perseverance are not necessarily connected with intellectual genius.
THE SCIENCE OF HUMAN NATUREWILLIAM HENRY PYLE
This bird, besides its noted pugnacity, is an arrant rogue, and invariably takes advantage of the House Martin's labour.
BIRDS' NESTS, EGGS AND EGG-COLLECTINGRICHARD KEARTON
Incidentally, also, he made good his boasts and held the fort with equal pugnacity from the savages.
HISTORIC HIGHWAYS OF AMERICA (VOL. 5)ARCHER BUTLER HULBERT
The majority of Ueberhells were accused of presumption and arrogance, of opiniativeness and pugnacity.
COMPLETE SHORT WORKSGEORG EBERS
The strong pugnacity developed among birds at time of hatching is remarkable.
CHAMBERS'S JOURNAL OF POPULAR LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND ART, NO. 696VARIOUS
The ability and pugnacity of the partisans of natural science makes them formidable persons to contradict.
DISCOURSES IN AMERICAMATTHEW ARNOLD
Pugnacity over trifles costs the average Muscular many business chances.
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Taking more frequent vacations, relaxing each day, and curbing his pugnacity should be the special aims of this type.
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WORDS RELATED TO PUGNACITY

  • aggressiveness
  • antagonism
  • belligerence
  • blitz
  • combativeness
  • destructiveness
  • fight
  • hostility
  • pugnacity
  • push
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