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Definition of "truculence" [tru•cu•lence]

  • A disposition or apparent disposition to fight, especially fiercely. (noun)
  • Ferociously cruel actions or behavior. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "truculence" in a sentence
  • "Just when you thought it was over, there will now be jokes about Gaborik being made of glass and the re-emergence of the term truculence ..."
  • "Just wait until Brian Burke hears that his team captain spent 20 minutes last week talking about the Toronto Maple Leafs without once mentioning the word "truculence," choosing instead to focus on words like "fast," and "up-tempo.""
  • "Farid’s nihilistic truculence is just a symptom of the larger problem."