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  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

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

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  • 5 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

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 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

  • 8 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 …

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 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

  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 truculent — truc•u•lent [[t]ˈtrʌk yə lənt, ˈtru kyə [/t]] adj. 1) aggressively hostile; belligerent: a truculent attitude[/ex] 2) brutally harsh; scathing: truculent criticism[/ex] 3) fierce; savagely brutal • Etymology: 1530–40; < L truculentus=truc , s …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 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 < …

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  • 14 truculent — truculence, truculency, n. truculently, adv. /truk yeuh leuhnt, trooh kyeuh /, adj. 1. fierce; cruel; savagely brutal. 2. brutally harsh; vitriolic; scathing: his truculent criticism of her work. 3. aggressively hostile; belligerent. [1530 40; <… …

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  • 15 truculent — adjective /ˈtrʌkjʊlənt/ a) Of things or persons that are cruel or savage When we were touring on a riverboat near Dandong, the truculent North Korean soldiers from the other side of the river gave us a steely eyed death stare. b) Deadly or… …

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  • 16 truculent — truc|u|lent [ˈtrʌkjulənt] adj literary [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: truculentus, from trux fierce ] bad tempered and always willing to argue with people ▪ a truculent attitude >truculently adv >truculence n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 truculent — [[t]trʌ̱kjʊlənt[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say that someone is truculent, you mean that they are bad tempered and aggressive. Syn: belligerent Derived words: truculence [[t]trʌ̱kjʊləns[/t]] N UNCOUNT Your secretary said you d be wanting a cleaner,… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 truculent — adjective bad tempered and always willing to argue with people: Most people resented his truculent manner. truculently adverb truculence noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 truculent — adjective a number of staffers have complained that Wilson is too truculent to work with Syn: defiant, aggressive, antagonistic, combative, belligerent, pugnacious, confrontational, ready for a fight, obstreperous, argumentative, quarrelsome,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 truculent — Synonyms and related words: Draconian, Tartarean, abrupt, aggressive, animal, antagonistic, anthropophagous, atrocious, bad tempered, barbaric, barbarous, battling, bearish, beastly, bellicose, belligerent, bestial, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody… …

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