Synonyms of pugnacious


1. hard-bitten, hard-boiled, pugnacious, tough (vs. tender)

usage: tough and callous by virtue of experience

2. pugnacious, rough, aggressive (vs. unaggressive)

usage: 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"

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