Pugnacious – meaning of the word and examples

Having a quarrelsome or combative nature: Truculent. (Merriam – Webster)

Inclined to quarrel or fight readily; quarrelsome; belligerent; combative. (Dictionary.com)

Wanting to start an argument or fight, or expressing an argument or opinion very forcefully. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Someone who is pugnacious is always ready to quarrel or start a fight. (Collins Dictionary)

Eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight. (Oxford Dictionaries)


Determined, pugnacious fighter –The Whiting.


Why the pugnacious A-10 is flying maritime patrols over the South China Sea.



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