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Definitions for truculent
ˈtrʌk yə lənt, ˈtru kyə-tru·cu·lent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. truculentadjective

    defiantly aggressive

    "a truculent speech against the new government"

Wiktionary

  1. truculentadjective

    cruel or savage

    When we were touring on a riverboat near Dandong, the truculent North Korean soldiers from the other side of the river gave us a steely-eyed death stare.

    Etymology: First attested circa 1540, from truculentus, from trux.

  2. truculentadjective

    Deadly or destructive.

    Etymology: First attested circa 1540, from truculentus, from trux.

  3. truculentadjective

    Defiant or uncompromising.

    Etymology: First attested circa 1540, from truculentus, from trux.

  4. truculentadjective

    Eager or quick to argue, fight or start a conflict.

    Etymology: First attested circa 1540, from truculentus, from trux.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Truculentadjective

    fierce; savage; ferocious; barbarous; as, the truculent inhabitants of Scythia

  2. Truculentadjective

    cruel; destructive; ruthless

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Truculent

    truk′ū-lent (trōō′kū-lent, according to some), adj. very fierce: barbarous: cruel: inspiring terror.—ns. Truc′ulence, Truc′ulency.—adv. Truc′ulently. [L. truculentustrux, wild, fierce.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of truculent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of truculent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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