[ UK /tɹˈʌkjʊləns/ ]
  1. obstreperous and defiant aggressiveness
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How To Use truculence In A Sentence

  • One day, it might even suit the Kremlin to encourage this truculence.
  • Macarthy – switching from truculence to triumphalism as fast as the cockiest small boy; buckling a fine swash for the children in the audience; offering adult eyes a suggestion of pathos, of knowing that he is trapped in a dream yet still bewitched by its promise of "fun" – certainly has something to crow about. Peter Pan – review
  • When President Obama or Secretary Clinton lauds “smart power” as a self-sufficient counter to Islamofascism, Red Chinese hegemonism or Russian truculence, he (or she) implicitly claims the ability to consistently outwit Osama bin-Laden, Hu Jintao and Vladimir Putin. European Union
  • It isn't just in the last few years that teenagers, with the hormones bouncing around their bodies like bagatelle balls, have suddenly begun to exhibit signs of volatility and truculence.
  • Endless banter was part of his game, but not the truculence and obscenities of the modern sledger.
  • I said "Johnsonian" -- yet even in the great Doctor as we have him recorded there were a certain truculence and vehemence that are a little foreign to B---- 's habit. Plum Pudding Of Divers Ingredients, Discreetly Blended & Seasoned
  • In parting let me inject my own truculence and pugilism in this 1/2 punch: I cannot believe this is the conversation we are still having this far into our project and at this ridiculously low level at that. Book Review: On Criticism by Noel Carroll
  • The skilled carpenters and joiners enjoyed a sense of solidarity that quickly turned to truculence if they felt slighted and led to constant collective difficulties with their employers.
  • It was a display of pointless truculence and ignorance and he was applauded for it.
  • Meanwhile Russia, for all its truculence, has repeatedly delayed supplying the nuclear fuel for Bushehr.
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