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ˈtrʌk yə lənt, ˈtru kyə-tru·cu·lent
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"a truculent speech against the new government"
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.
Deadly or destructive.
Defiant or uncompromising.
Eager or quick to argue, fight or start a conflict.
Etymology: First attested circa 1540, from truculentus, from trux.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
fierce; savage; ferocious; barbarous; as, the truculent inhabitants of Scythia
cruel; destructive; ruthless
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. truculentus—trux, wild, fierce.]
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The numerical value of truculent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of truculent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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