An example of truculent is someone who picks fights with people.
- fierce; cruel; savage; ferocious
- rude, harsh, mean, scathing, etc.: said esp. of speech or writing
- pugnacious or bellicose
Origin of truculentfrom Classical Latin truculentus from trux (gen. trucis), fierce, savage
- Disposed or eager to fight or engage in hostile opposition; belligerent.
- Showing or expressing bitter opposition or hostility; aggressively defiant: a truculent speech against the new government; a truculent glance.
- Disposed to violence; ferocious or cruel.
Origin of truculentLatin truculentus from trux truc- fierce ; see terə-2 in Indo-European roots.
- truc′u·lence truc′u·len·cy
(comparative more truculent, superlative most truculent)
First attested circa 1540, from Latin truculentus (“fierce, savage"), from trux (“fierce, wild").