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Definition of pugnacious adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

pugnacious

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//pʌɡˈneɪʃəs//
 
(formal)
 
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having a strong desire to argue or fight with other people synonym bellicose
pugnaciously
 
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adverb
NAmE//pʌɡˈnæsət̮i//
 
noun [uncountable]
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