What does the word truculent mean?

Usage examples for truculent

  1. He chuckled again, and then unexpectedly became so serious he was almost truculent. – Harlequin and Columbine by Booth Tarkington
  2. " I git you," replied the bearded man, his tone and manner changing abruptly from the truculent and threatening to the soothing. – Fibble, D. D. by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb