Definition of truculent:
acerbic, rude, contentious, attack, feral, mordant, bestial, scathing, astringent, acid, biting, fell, wolfish, ferocious, trenchant, quarrelsome, corrosive, mean, inhuman, slashing, acidic, stinging, fierce, vitriolic, mordacious, caustic, pugnacious, cruel, ferocious, cutting, harsh, barbarous, kind, savage, savage, cruel, barbarous, sharp, acrid, respect, vicious, scrappy, fierce, brutal, pungent.
Gale Morgan rode into town frequently, and Nan at first painfully apprehended hearing some time of a deadly duel between her truculent Gap admirer and her persistent town courtier- who was more considerate and better- mannered, but no less dogged and, in fact, a good deal more difficult to handle.- "Nan of Music Mountain", Frank H. Spearman.
- "The Ball and The Cross", G.K. Chesterton.
Cattaraugus, the eldest, was white, and he had high impulses and a pure heart; Catiline, the youngest, was black, and he had a self- seeking nature, his motives were nearly always base, he was truculent and insincere.- "Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens", Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009.