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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"


  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.

  2. truculentadjective

    Deadly or destructive.

  3. truculentadjective

    Defiant or uncompromising.

  4. truculentadjective

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Truculentadjective

    Etymology: truculentus, Lat.

    A barbarous Scythia where the savage and truculent inhabitants transfer themselves from place to place in waggons, as they can find pasture, and live upon milk, and flesh roasted in the sun at the pomels of their saddles. John Ray.

    Pestilential seminaries, according to their grossness or subtilty, cause more or less truculent plagues, some of such malignity, that they enecate in two hours. Gideon Harvey, on the Plague.


  1. truculent

    Two ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Truculent. HMS Truculent (1916) was a Yarrow Later M-class destroyer that saw service in World War I. HMS Truculent (P315) was a T-class submarine that saw service in World War II.


  1. truculent

    Truculent refers to a behavior or attitude that is aggressive, fierce, defiant, or belligerent. It is often used to describe individuals who are quick to argue or fight, demonstrating a strong and bold willingness to oppose or confront.

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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  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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