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pugnaciousadjective

 us   /pʌɡˈneɪ·ʃəs/
ready to ​fight or to ​argue very ​forcefully: a pugnacious ​politician
(Definition of pugnacious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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pugnaciousadjective

uk   us   /pʌɡˈneɪ.ʃəs/ formal
wanting to ​start an ​argument or ​fight, or ​expressing an ​argument or ​opinion very ​forcefully: I ​found him pugnacious and ​arrogant.
pugnacity
noun [U] uk   /pʌɡˈnæs.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/ (also pugnaciousness, uk   /-nəs/ us   )
(Definition of pugnacious from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pugnacious”
in Chinese (Simplified) 爱争吵的, 爱争斗的,好斗的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 愛爭吵的, 愛爭鬥的,好鬥的…
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