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synonyms for truculent

  • abusive
  • aggressive
  • antagonistic
  • bad-tempered
  • barbarous
  • bellicose
  • brutal
  • bullying
  • caustic
  • combative
  • contentious
  • contumelious
  • cowing
  • cross
  • defiant
  • ferocious
  • fierce
  • frightening
  • harsh
  • hostile
  • inhuman
  • inhumane
  • intimidating
  • invective
  • mean
  • militant
  • mordacious
  • mordant
  • obstreperous
  • opprobrious
  • ornery
  • pugnacious
  • quarrelsome
  • rude
  • savage
  • scathing
  • scrappy
  • scurrilous
  • sharp
  • sullen
  • terrifying
  • trenchant
  • violent
  • vituperative
  • vituperous
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antonyms for truculent

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  • cooperative
  • gentle
  • mild
  • nice
  • tame
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How to use truculent in a sentence

He described the men at the Lion d'Or as truculent, easily ready to take offense, difficult to persuade.
THE LIGHT THAT LURESPERCY BREBNER
These truculent ruffians (when they have thoroughly earned a thrashing) will often accept it with most edifying docility.
THE CRADLE OF MANKINDW.A. WIGRAM
They were led, as before, by the captain of the guard, and the truculent vizier Abdullah.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
One of the Canadians who had been in the American Navy was unusually truculent.
THE ESCAPE OF A PRINCESS PATGEORGE PEARSON
Groups of truculent young Arabs followed us shouting objurgations, and accepting small coins as ransom.
HUMANLY SPEAKINGSAMUEL MCCHORD CROTHERS
But even more truculent methods are represented by the story-tellers as resorted to free the afflicted household.
THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALESEDWIN SIDNEY HARTLAND
A more truculent commander would have no difficulty in inventing a pretext for taking off his head.
SOUTH AMERICAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERSCYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
There were always four black soldiers on guard, truculent scoundrels with curly swords.
HYACINTHGEORGE A. BIRMINGHAM
Strong as this truculent leader was in men and money, the Khedive Ismail did not believe that he would dare to resist his power.
THE LIFE OF GORDON, VOLUME IDEMETRIUS CHARLES BOULGER
What was my astonishment, therefore, to behold Griggs's truculent manner change.
RICHARD CARVEL, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TRUCULENT

  • atrocious
  • barbarian
  • barbaric
  • brutal
  • brutish
  • coarse
  • cruel
  • ferocious
  • heartless
  • ignorant
  • inhuman
  • inhumane
  • monstrous
  • primitive
  • rough
  • rude
  • ruthless
  • sadistic
  • truculent
  • uncivil
  • uncivilized
  • uncouth
  • uncultured
  • unsophisticated
  • vicious
  • vulgar
  • wicked
  • wild
  • wolfish
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