Definition of truculent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtrʌkjələnt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrʌkjələnt//
(formal, disapproving) Anger
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tending to argue or be bad-tempered; slightly aggressive ‘What do you want?’ he asked, sounding slightly truculent. See related entries: Anger Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin truculentus, from trux, truc- ‘fierce’.
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