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Synonyms for pugnacious
pʌgˈneɪ ʃəs

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  1. hard-bitten, hard-boiled, pugnacious(adj)

    tough and callous by virtue of experience

    Synonyms:
    rough, hardened, hard-bitten, case-hardened, hard-boiled

    Antonyms:
    nonaggressive, tender, unaggressive

  2. pugnacious, rough(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"

    Synonyms:
    bumpy, approximative, rough, hard-bitten, jolting, rasping, crude, gravelly, rocky, jolty, fierce, harsh, scratchy, jumpy, boisterous, grating, approximate, raspy, unsmooth, uncut, hard-boiled

    Antonyms:
    unaggressive, nonaggressive, tender

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pugnacious

    Synonyms:
    quarrelsome, bellicose, contentious

    Antonyms:
    peaceable, conciliatory, suavity

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pugnacious(a.)

    Synonyms:
    quarrelsome, fighting, contentious

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