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Pugnacious definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PUGNA'CIOUS, a. [L. pugnax, from pugna, a fight; from pugnus, the fist. See Pugil.]
Disposed to fight; inclined to fighting; quarrelsome; fighting.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: tough and callous by virtue of experience [syn: hard- bitten, hard-boiled, pugnacious]
2: ready and able to resort to force or violence; "pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance"- Herman Melville; "they were rough and determined fighting men" [syn: pugnacious, rough]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Latin pugnac-, pugnax, from pugnare to fight more at pungent Date: 1642 having a quarrelsome or combative nature ; truculent Synonyms: see belligerent pugnaciously adverb pugnaciousness noun pugnacity noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. quarrelsome; disposed to fight. Derivatives: pugnaciously adv. pugnaciousness n. pugnacity n. Etymology: L pugnax -acis f. pugnare fight f. pugnus fist

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pugnacious Pug*na"cious, a. [L. pugnax, -acis, fr. pugnare to fight. Cf. Pugilism, Fist.] Disposed to fight; inclined to fighting; quarrelsome; fighting. --Pug*na"cious*ly, adv. -- Pug*na"cious*ness, n.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Someone who is pugnacious is always ready to quarrel or start a fight. (FORMAL) The President was in a pugnacious mood when he spoke to journalists about the rebellion. ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Quarrelsome, fighting, contentious.

Moby Thesaurus

aggressive, antagonistic, battling, bellicose, belligerent, bickering, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded, brawling, chauvinist, chauvinistic, combative, contentious, disputatious, divisive, enemy, eristic, factional, factious, ferocious, fierce, fight, fighting, full of fight, hawkish, hostile, inimical, irascible, irritable, jingo, jingoish, jingoist, jingoistic, litigious, martial, militant, militaristic, military, offensive, partisan, polarizing, polemic, pushing, pushy, quarrelsome, rebellious, saber-rattling, sanguinary, sanguineous, savage, scrappy, self-assertive, shrewish, soldierlike, soldierly, trigger-happy, truculent, unfriendly, unpacific, unpeaceable, unpeaceful, warlike, warmongering, warring, wrangling




 


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