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For all his pugnacity, Hannity rarely punches to the right, preferring to praise anybody wrapped in the cloak of MAGA.

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“I Am Every Woman,” it said, and Tehelka was widely lauded for its pugnacity.

He is a not just a grinning creationist, he is also willing to disdain Darwinism with a sinister pugnacity.

There is Biercean pugnacity in these words; the author flings down the gauntlet with a confident gesture.

But pugnacity and perseverance are not necessarily connected with intellectual genius.

This bird, besides its noted pugnacity, is an arrant rogue, and invariably takes advantage of the House Martin's labour.

Incidentally, also, he made good his boasts and held the fort with equal pugnacity from the savages.

The majority of Ueberhells were accused of presumption and arrogance, of opiniativeness and pugnacity.


On this page you'll find 106 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pugnacity, such as: aggression, aggressiveness, attack, backbone, bellicoseness, and bellicosity.

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