Definition of pugnaciously in English:



  • See pugnacious

    • ‘But Stacey pugnaciously defends his bandmate.’
    • ‘She would bark pugnaciously - a throaty howl almost like a mating cry - whenever she got a hint of their presence, even if they just whispered too loud at the window.’
    • ‘‘My Times,’ by contrast, is the work of a journalistic fugitive with nothing to lose, a man pugnaciously determined to go down swinging.’
    • ‘Sometimes it brought Republicans into the administration, sometimes it tried to show that it could talk as pugnaciously as the Republicans; neither worked.’
    • ‘There it was: a shiny black, three-ton hulk of metal squatting pugnaciously on the narrow beach road near my parents' home.’