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: the quality or state of being truculent
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aggression, aggressiveness, assaultiveness, bellicosity, belligerence, belligerency, combativeness, contentiousness, defiance, disputatiousness, feistiness, fight, militance, militancy, militantness, pugnacity, quarrelsomeness, scrappiness
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circa 1727, in the meaning defined above
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