truculent

Part of speech: adjective

Barbarous; threatening; ferocious.

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Usage examples "truculent":

  1. " Milord Quorn will do so- or lay himself open to the consequences," he insisted, with a truculent nod of command. - "A Poached Peerage", William Magnay.
  2. He chuckled again, and then unexpectedly became so serious he was almost truculent. - "Harlequin and Columbine", Booth Tarkington.
  3. " I git you," replied the bearded man, his tone and manner changing abruptly from the truculent and threatening to the soothing. - "Fibble, D. D.", Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb.