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  • nounbelligerence
  • nouncruelty
  • nounfight

synonyms for truculency

  • abhorrence
  • aggression
  • animosity
  • animus
  • antipathy
  • aversion
  • bellicoseness
  • bellicosity
  • belligerency
  • bitterness
  • combativeness
  • contentiousness
  • detestation
  • disaffection
  • enmity
  • estrangement
  • grudge
  • hatred
  • hostility
  • malevolence
  • malice
  • militance
  • militancy
  • opposition
  • pugnacity
  • rancor
  • resentment
  • spite
  • spleen
  • truculence
  • unfriendliness
  • venom
  • virulence
  • war
  • warpath
  • bad blood
  • ill will
  • inimicality
  • pugnaciousness
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antonyms for truculency

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  • affection
  • benevolence
  • friendliness
  • friendship
  • good will
  • happiness
  • harmony
  • kindness
  • like
  • liking
  • love
  • loving
  • peace
  • pleasure
  • respect
  • sympathy
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How to use truculency in a sentence

For them the old ethnocentric jealousy, vanity, truculency, and ambition are the strongest elements in patriotism.
FOLKWAYSWILLIAM GRAHAM SUMNER
The Frenchman's truculency seemed to vanish under Brett's cutting words.
THE ALBERT GATE MYSTERYLOUIS TRACY
"I don't know as I want to," the mason replied, with a touch of his former truculency.
CLARK'S FIELDROBERT HERRICK
"I nearly was," said Kerry, a faint spark of his old truculency lighting up the weary eyes.
DOPESAX ROHMER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TRUCULENCY

  • aggression
  • aggressiveness
  • animosity
  • antagonism
  • argumentativeness
  • bellicosity
  • belligerence
  • belligerency
  • combativeness
  • combativity
  • contentiousness
  • hostility
  • pugnaciousness
  • pugnacity
  • truculence
  • truculency
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.