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Meaning of PUGNACIOUS

Pronunciation:  pug'neyshus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  ready and able to resort to force or violence; "pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance"- Herman Melville; "they were rough and determined fighting men"
  2. [adj]  tough and callous by virtue of experience
 

PUGNACIOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: aggressive, hard-bitten, hard-boiled, rough, tough
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pug*na"cious\, a. [L. pugnax, -acis, fr. pugnare to
fight. Cf. {Pugilism}, {Fist}.]
Disposed to fight; inclined to fighting; quarrelsome;
fighting. --{Pug*na"cious*ly}, adv. -- {Pug*na"cious*ness},
n.

 

 

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