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WOTD      
Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Tuesday 24th October 2017
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truculent (adjective) TRUK-yu-lent



Aggressive, discourteous, sullenly defiant.

Having taught truculent 15-year-olds, who have no interest whatever in gaining formal qualifications, I imagine that teaching truculent 18-year-olds would be far worse.

Anne Main, Commons Hansard, 10 October 2007. Commons Hansard

That association, which made the effort to write to Parliament, is but one of a plethora of associations and organisations that are upset by the arrogant, truculent and jackboot approach taken by the Government in relation to the constitutional monarchy of this State and, indeed, of the country.

J.M. Samios, New South Wales Hansard, 17 October 1996. NSW Hansard

But out of the dramatist's truculent solitude derives our portrait of a nation still struggling, after all these years, to discover its true identity.

Michael Billington, The Guardian, 24 October 2007. Guardian

Mr. Hopkins’s truculent belligerence softens movingly when he recalls his moment of triumph, the creation of a bonfire to burn the Pope in effigy.

Charles Isherwood, The New York Times, 18 September 2007. New York Times




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