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pugnacious

pugnacious

pugnacious - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pugnacious

Definition
(adj) tough and callous by virtue of experience
Synonyms : hard-bitten , hard-boiled

Definition
(adj) ready and able to resort to force or violence
Synonyms : rough
Example Sentence
  • pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance
  • they were rough and determined fighting men

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pugnacious

punga+nacious- one with tendency to always fight and take pungas(Hindi)
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by logic87

a pug is an aggressive breed asiatic breed of dog. So a pugnacious pug..
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by srinpraveen

pug sounds like thug! - thugs are violent and aggresive
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by own1221

PUG(rough)+nacious(similar to NOXIOUS,means harmful)
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by pagal

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