Definition of truculently in US English:



  • See truculent

    • ‘Bill adds, truculently: ‘All that stuff happened about two or three weeks before it opened and then we never heard another whisper out of them.’’
    • ‘Anyway,’ she continued truculently, ‘it is not even your money.’’
    • ‘During the first quarter of the 20th century, nationalism and socialism were assimilated into Irish politics to repel the British occupation, but Irish writers truculently refused to follow these beliefs blindly.’
    • ‘Bowling does not appeal to the radical, the rebellious or the truculently anti-establishment.’
    • ‘And yet, were it not for those social and masculine pressures, it is difficult to imagine that women would make some of the ‘personal’ choices they now truculently defend.’