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

Definition of TRUCULENCE

:  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>

First Known Use of TRUCULENCE

circa 1727


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