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Synonyms for pugnacious
pʌgˈneɪ ʃəspug·na·cious

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pugnacious

    quarrelsome, bellicose, contentious

    peaceable, conciliatory, suavity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hard-bitten, hard-boiled, pugnaciousadjective

    tough and callous by virtue of experience

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

    nonaggressive, tender, unaggressive

  2. pugnacious, roughadjective

    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"

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

    unaggressive, nonaggressive, tender

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pugnaciousadjective

    quarrelsome, fighting, contentious

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  1. Richard Gowan:

    A lot of United Nations officials worried that Richard Grenell might return to New York to head [ the Richard Gowan mission to the UN ] at some point and will be delighted that Richard Grenell's bound for Washington instead, richard Grenell is still remembered around United Nations as a pretty pugnacious operator.

  2. Edward Lazarus:

    Justice Scalia had an irrepressibly pugnacious personality.

  3. Stefano Gatti:

    Every time prominent Jews are at the center of media attention in Italy, they get subjected to online anti-Semitic abuse, the anti-Semitic insults come from far-right circles that have a past, and sometimes present, of violence. It's part of their radical rightwing code, this pugnacious attitude.

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