What does the word truculence mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Frank H. Spearman
  3. Nothing could have been more unlike his saturnine self- centred truculence of restraint. – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer