Definitions for pugnacious

Definitions for (adj) pugnacious

Main entry: pugnacious, rough

Definition: ready and able to resort to force or violence

Usage: pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance- Herman Melville; they were rough and determined fighting men

Main entry: hard-bitten, hard-boiled, pugnacious

Definition: tough and callous by virtue of experience

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