pugnacious


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tough and callous by virtue of experience

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ready and able to resort to force or violence

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As a man Jonson, pugnacious, capricious, ill-mannered, sometimes surly, intemperate in drink and in other respects, is an object for only very qualified admiration; and as a writer he cannot properly be said to possess that indefinable thing, genius, which is essential to the truest greatness.
In his shirt and trousers he was a comparatively slim gentleman, who walked across the bedroom to the bathroom with no more pugnacious purpose than that of washing himself.
For once our pugnacious colleague was deaf to a challenge.
His long, red moustache determined the character of his physiognomy, which struck me as pugnacious in
He was a square-jawed, blunt-featured man with a pugnacious cock of the eyebrow.
Brayne would pour supplies into the impoverished and pugnacious Church of France; he would support six Nationalist newspapers like The Guillotine.
PUGNACIOUS BARRISTER: Leo; McKern in Rumpole of the Bailey; LEO McKERN: Australian-born actor who enjoyed a distinguished stage, film and TV career, died at a nursing home yesterday
But the win was no more than Leeds deserved for their pugnacious performance which typified everything Eriksson loves about the English game.
Palmer, who was worried his career could be ended by an ankle injury last season, was as pugnacious as ever and easily out-shone the constantly ratty Paul Ince.
As the pugnacious parts dealer Watto and Qui-Gon walk through the outdoor back area of Watto's shop, look between them.
Strange because I can't for the life of me understand how these same people, who are evidently fine, fair-minded people, could, without any hint of inconsistency let alone hypocrisy, turn a blind eye to the blatantly racist bile that we Welsh have recently been caused to suffer from the likes of AA Gill (that we are ugly, pugnacious little trolls), Anne Robinson (the Welsh - what are they for?
That reflects Avalon's pugnacious determination to distance itself from its urban cousin on the mainland.
He and tailender Pat Symcox, who hit a pugnacious 81, came together at 98 for seven and added 124 for the eighth wicket.
As played by the pugnacious Brendan Gleeson in the movie, Cahill's audacity was matched only by his charisma.
In it he described the Welsh as: "Loquacious, dissemblers, immoral liars, stunted, bigoted, dark, ugly, pugnacious little trolls.