Definition of truculence
: the quality or state of being truculent
Examples of truculence in a Sentence
a congenital truculence that resulted in his spending most of his adolescence in juvenile detention homes
beneath his suave, polished exterior lay the truculence of a common street thug
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Her truculence did not sit well with her long-ago peers or her studio bosses.
The only grounds for disputing this cheerful self-appraisal are that his tirades against Neve (prompted mainly by her mere existence) come over more as truculence than abuse.
Folklore also presented her with a set of emotions that, while releasing her, eventually, from sixties truculence, nevertheless felt true, not genteel.
Both came to Manchester with reputations for truculence and self-indulgence, as well as vivid brilliance, and both, once there, proved to be gifted leaders, too, by deed rather than by word.
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