truculence
noun Date: circa 1727 the quality or state of being truculent

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  • truculence — [ trykylɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1853; « apparence farouche » 1629; de truculent ♦ Caractère de ce qui est truculent (2o). « La truculence de la langue dont il dispose » (Henriot ). ● truculence nom féminin (latin truculentia) Caractère truculent de quelqu… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Truculence — Tru cu*lence, Truculency Tru cu*len*cy, n. [L. truculentia.] The quality or state of being truculent; savageness of manners; ferociousness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • truculence — index atrocity, brutality Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • truculence — (entrée créée par le supplément) (tru ku len s ) s. f. Mot forgé du latin. Apparence terrible et farouche. •   Il ne les hausse pas jusqu à la truculence en appuyant un croc de sanglier sur une lèvre calleuse, comme en ont les vieilles des… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • truculence — truculent ► ADJECTIVE ▪ quick to argue or fight; defiant. DERIVATIVES truculence noun truculently adverb. ORIGIN Latin truculentus, from trux fierce …   English terms dictionary

  • TRUCULENCE — n. f. Caractère de ce qui est truculent …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • truculence — truc·u·lence (trŭkʹyə ləns) also truc·u·len·cy ( lən sē) n. 1. A disposition or apparent disposition to fight, especially fiercely. 2. Ferociously cruel actions or behavior. * * * …   Universalium

  • truculence — noun The state of being truculent. Syn: aggressiveness, ferociousness, savageness, truculency …   Wiktionary

  • truculence — Synonyms and related words: abruptness, aggression, aggressiveness, animality, antagonism, atrociousness, barbarity, barbarousness, bearishness, beastliness, bellicism, bellicosity, belligerence, belligerency, bestiality, bloodiness, bloodlust,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • truculence — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. Warlike or hostile attitude or nature: bellicoseness, bellicosity, belligerence, belligerency, combativeness, contentiousness, hostility, mili tance, militancy, pugnaciousness, pugnacity, truculency. See ATTACK. 2.… …   English dictionary for students

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