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English definition of “truculent”

truculent

adjective uk   /ˈtrʌk.jʊ.lənt/ us  
unpleasant and likely to argue a lot: a truculent teenager I found him truculent and most unpleasant.Bad-tempered
truculence
noun [U] uk   /-ləns/ us  
Bad-tempered
truculently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Bad-tempered
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