truculence

Part of speech: noun

Ferocity.

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Usage examples "truculence":

  1. Perhaps his visit to the Post Office for letters had something to do both with his truculence and his present air of fascinated interest in Evanthia's face. - "Command", William McFee.
  2. To add to the truculence of his natural expression, he was now somewhat under the influence of liquor and looked perplexed. - "Laramie Holds the Range", Frank H. Spearman.
  3. Nothing could have been more unlike his saturnine self- centred truculence of restraint. - "Romance", Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer.