HyperDic: pugnacious

English > 2 senses of the word pugnacious:
ADJECTIVEallpugnacious, hard-bitten, hard-boiledtough and callous by virtue of experience
allpugnacious, roughready and able to resort to force or violence
pugnacious > pronunciation
Soundspahgnae'shihs
Rhymesabyss ... worthiness: 194 rhymes with ihs...
English > pugnacious: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningtough and callous by virtue of experience.
Synonymshard-bitten, hard-boiled
Broadertoughnot given to gentleness or sentimentality
Spanishpugnaz, tenaz
English > pugnacious: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningReady and able to resort to force or violence.
Example"pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance"- Herman Melville
Synonymrough
BroaderaggressiveHaving or showing determination and energetic / energetic pursuit of your ends
Nounspugnacitya natural disposition to be hostile
Adverbspugnaciouslyin a pugnacious manner

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