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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Quality or state of being inclined to quarrel or fight readily; Quality or state of being quarrelsome, belligerent, or combative.

Usage examples (25)
  • (Soundbite of music) TERRY GROSS, host: Merle Haggard's new album is called, "I Am What I Am," a phrase that recalls the pugnaciousness of the cartoon character "Popeye."
  • And setting all pugnaciousness aside, its really a rush!
  • If they fought back, the pugnaciousness was knocked out of them at once.
  • Quitter Cuomo: sudden withdrawal from governor's race contrasts with former pugnaciousness. for more
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