truculent
adjective Etymology: Latin truculentus, from truc-, trux savage; perhaps akin to Middle Irish trú doomed person Date: circa 1540 1. feeling or displaying ferocity ; cruel, savage 2. deadly, destructive 3. scathingly harsh ; vitriolic <
truculent criticism
>
4. aggressively self-assertive ; belligerenttruculently adverb

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  • truculent — truculent, ente [ trykylɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • fin XVe , repris XVIIIe; lat. truculentus « farouche, cruel » 1 ♦ Vx Qui a ou qui veut se donner une apparence farouche, terrible. « Des gaillards à mine truculente [...] frappaient sur les tables des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • truculent — TRUCULÉNT, Ă, truculenţi, te, adj. Aspru, violent, brutal. – Din fr. truculent, lat. truculentus. Trimis de dante, 01.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  truculént adj. m., pl. truculénţi; f. sg …   Dicționar Român

  • Truculent — Tru cu*lent, a. [L. truculentus, fr. trux, gen. trucis, wild, fierce: cf. F. truculent.] 1. Fierce; savage; ferocious; barbarous; as, the truculent inhabitants of Scythia. Ray. [1913 Webster] 2. Cruel; destructive; ruthless. [1913 Webster] More… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • truculent — index brutal, cold blooded, harsh, hostile, malevolent, malicious, malignant, offensive (offending) …   Law dictionary

  • truculent — truculent, ente (entrée créée par le supplément) (tru ku lan, lan t ) adj. Mot forgé du latin. Qui est d apparence violente. •   Je renonce à décrire les étoffes dont nos jeunes rajahs firent étalage ; cela ressemblait aux somptuosités les plus… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • truculent — (adj.) 1540s, from L. truculentus fierce, savage, from trux (gen. trucis) fierce, wild …   Etymology dictionary

  • truculent — *fierce, ferocious, barbarous, savage, inhuman, cruel, fell Analogous words: intimidating, cowing, bulldozing, browbeating, bullying (see INTIMIDATE): terrorizing, terrifying, frightening (see FRIGHTEN): threatening, menacing (see THREATEN) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • truculent — [adj] belligerent, hateful abusive, aggressive, antagonistic, bad tempered, barbarous, bellicose, browbeating, brutal, bullying, caustic, combative, contentious, contumelious, cowing, cross, defiant, ferocious, fierce, frightening, harsh, hostile …   New thesaurus

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

  • truculent — [truk′yo͞o lənt, truk′yələnt] adj. [< L truculentus < trux (gen. trucis), fierce, savage] 1. fierce; cruel; savage; ferocious 2. rude, harsh, mean, scathing, etc.: said esp. of speech or writing 3. pugnacious or bellicose truculence n.… …   English World dictionary

  • Truculent — Trulucent bezeichnet als HMS Truculent mehrere Kriegsschiffe der britischen Royal Navy, so: HMS Truculent (1916), einen Zerstörer der Yarrow Klasse. HMS Truculent (P315), ein U Boot der Taciturn Klasse Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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