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  • 1 truculence — [ trykylɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1853; « apparence farouche » 1629; de truculent ♦ Caractère de ce qui est truculent (2o). « La truculence de la langue dont il dispose » (Henriot ). ● truculence nom féminin (latin truculentia) Caractère truculent de quelqu… …

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  • 2 Truculence — Tru cu*lence, Truculency Tru cu*len*cy, n. [L. truculentia.] The quality or state of being truculent; savageness of manners; ferociousness. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 truculence — index atrocity, brutality Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 truculence — (entrée créée par le supplément) (tru ku len s ) s. f. Mot forgé du latin. Apparence terrible et farouche. •   Il ne les hausse pas jusqu à la truculence en appuyant un croc de sanglier sur une lèvre calleuse, comme en ont les vieilles des… …

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  • 5 truculence — truculent ► ADJECTIVE ▪ quick to argue or fight; defiant. DERIVATIVES truculence noun truculently adverb. ORIGIN Latin truculentus, from trux fierce …

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  • 6 truculence — noun Date: circa 1727 the quality or state of being truculent …

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  • 7 TRUCULENCE — n. f. Caractère de ce qui est truculent …

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  • 8 truculence — truc·u·lence (trŭkʹyə ləns) also truc·u·len·cy ( lən sē) n. 1. A disposition or apparent disposition to fight, especially fiercely. 2. Ferociously cruel actions or behavior. * * * …

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  • 9 truculence — noun The state of being truculent. Syn: aggressiveness, ferociousness, savageness, truculency …

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  • 10 truculence — Synonyms and related words: abruptness, aggression, aggressiveness, animality, antagonism, atrociousness, barbarity, barbarousness, bearishness, beastliness, bellicism, bellicosity, belligerence, belligerency, bestiality, bloodiness, bloodlust,… …

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  • 11 truculence — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. Warlike or hostile attitude or nature: bellicoseness, bellicosity, belligerence, belligerency, combativeness, contentiousness, hostility, mili tance, militancy, pugnaciousness, pugnacity, truculency. See ATTACK. 2.… …

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  • 12 truculence — truc·u·lence· || trÊŒkjÉ™lÉ™ns / jÊŠl n. ferocity, cruelty, harshness …

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  • 13 truculence — n.; (also truculency) Ferocity, ferociousness, savageness …

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  • 14 truculence — trucu·lence …

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  • 15 truculence — See: truculent …

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  • 16 truculence — noun obstreperous and defiant aggressiveness (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑truculency • Derivationally related forms: ↑truculent (for: ↑truculency), ↑truculent • …

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  • 17 Truculency — Truculence Tru cu*lence, Truculency Tru cu*len*cy, n. [L. truculentia.] The quality or state of being truculent; savageness of manners; ferociousness. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 18 truculent — truculence, truculency, n. truculently, adv. /truk yeuh leuhnt, trooh kyeuh /, adj. 1. fierce; cruel; savagely brutal. 2. brutally harsh; vitriolic; scathing: his truculent criticism of her work. 3. aggressively hostile; belligerent. [1530 40; <… …

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  • 19 truculenţă — TRUCULÉNŢĂ, truculenţe, s.f. Asprime, violenţă, brutalitate; lipsă de bun simţ, obrăznicie. – Din fr. truculence. Trimis de dante, 01.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  truculénţă s. f., g. d. art. truculénţei; pl, truculénţe Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004.… …

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  • 20 truculency — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. Warlike or hostile attitude or nature: bellicoseness, bellicosity, belligerence, belligerency, combativeness, contentiousness, hostility, mili tance, militancy, pugnaciousness, pugnacity, truculence. See ATTACK. 2.… …

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