truculent

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. fierce, savage, deadly, bestial; vitriolic, scathing, mean; overbearing, cruel, with a chip on one's shoulder (inf.). See malevolence.
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(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Fierce]
Syn. barbarous, brutal, ferocious; see cruel 1 , 2 , fierce 1 , savage 2 .
2. [Rude]
Syn. harsh, mean, scathing; see rude 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
fierce, mean, harsh, pugnacious, nasty, hostile, belligerent, combative, brutal, ferocious, savage, vicious, ruthless, murderous, cruel, rude.
ANT.: pleasant, good-natured, good-humored, nice
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Having or showing an eagerness to fight: bellicose, belligerent, combative, contentious, hostile, militant, pugnacious, quarrelsome, scrappy, warlike. See ATTACK. 2. So sharp as to cause mental pain: acerbic, acid, acidic, acrid, astringent, biting, caustic, corrosive, cutting, mordacious, mordant, pungent, scathing, sharp, slashing, stinging, trenchant, vitriolic. See ATTACK, RESPECT. 3. Showing or suggesting a disposition to be violently destructive without scruple or restraint: barbarous, bestial, cruel, fell2, feral, ferocious, fierce, inhuman, savage, vicious, wolfish. See KIND.

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