pugnaciously
adverb see pugnacious

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Pugnaciously — Pugnacious Pug*na cious, a. [L. pugnax, acis, fr. pugnare to fight. Cf. {Pugilism}, {Fist}.] Disposed to fight; inclined to fighting; quarrelsome; fighting. {Pug*na cious*ly}, adv. {Pug*na cious*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pugnaciously — See pugnacious. * * * …   Universalium

  • pugnaciously — adverb In an aggressive or combative manner. See Also: pugnacious, pugnaciousness, pugnacity …   Wiktionary

  • pugnaciously — pÊŒg neɪʃəslɪ adv. combatively, in a quarrelsome manner, belligerently …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pugnaciously — pug·na·cious·ly …   English syllables

  • pugnaciously — See: pugnacious …   English dictionary

  • pugnaciously — adverb in a pugnacious manner • Derived from adjective: ↑pugnacious …   Useful english dictionary

  • pugnacious — pugnaciously, adv. pugnacity /pug nas i tee/, pugnaciousness, n. /pug nay sheuhs/, adj. inclined to quarrel or fight readily; quarrelsome; belligerent; combative. [1635 45; pugnaci(ty) ( < L pugnacitas combativeness, equiv. to pugnaci , s. of… …   Universalium

  • Fightingly — Fight ing*ly, adv. Pugnaciously. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pugnacious — adjective Etymology: Latin pugnac , pugnax, from pugnare to fight more at pungent Date: 1642 having a quarrelsome or combative nature ; truculent Synonyms: see belligerent • pugnaciously adverb • pugnaciousness noun • pugnacity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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