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truculence

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noun tru·cu·lence \ˈtrə-kyə-lən(t)s also ˈtrü-\

Definition of truculence

  1. :  the quality or state of being truculent



Examples of truculence

  1. <a congenital truculence that resulted in his spending most of his adolescence in juvenile detention homes>

  2. <beneath his suave, polished exterior lay the truculence of a common street thug>



Circa 1727

First Known Use of truculence

circa 1727


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