Definition of pugnaciously adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pugnaciously

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//pʌɡˈneɪʃəsli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pʌɡˈneɪʃəsli//
 
(formal)
 
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in a way that shows a strong desire to argue or fight with other people