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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I've seen her mature from a pugnacious punkette to political pop star
We also have issues about the integrity used in following procedures and policies, and their pugnacious attitude.
It remains to be seen whether Putin's increasingly pugnacious Middle East policies can be reconciled with Russia's long-term interests economically and strategically.
Swann is usually a pugnacious lower order batsman but he scored a pair in Brisbane and didn't reach double figures in Adelaide, and has fallen to Johnson three times in four innings, the report said.
It cannot get any more distasteful than this that a man who celebrated his relentless pursuit of probity in the national consciousness via his pugnacious brand of reportage and strident political ideologies fell victim to his own contemptible temptations.
In reply India got off a good start, with Shikhar Dhawan racing to a pugnacious 14 from 12 balls.
CBSO/British Classics Symphony Hall John Wilson is a brilliant conductor and arranger of light music and its pugnacious advocate.
Summary: One unlikely benefit of the North Korea crisis is that the world may be getting fed up with the country's pugnacious young leader, Kim Jong Un.
17-30), my question is: Are these pugnacious prelates the "weeds" or the "good seed" in the church?
Mitt Romney Paper Dolls, the incumbent Democrat goes toe-to-toe with his Republican challenger to create the election's most pugnacious collectible--and, in the interest of diversity, the electorate can dress up the caricatures of both candidates in a wide variety of humorous outfits, including basketball players, gourmet chefs, brave superheros, Old West gunslingers, professional wrestlers, battling robots, heavyweight boxers, Roman gladiators, medieval knights, swashbuckling pirates, samurai warriors, a donkey and elephant, or circus clowns (we vote for the last one).
The pugnacious Pollan, 63, was one of Cuba's leading opposition voices and deeply involved in promoting change until she developed a pulmonary illness and was hospitalized last month.
The pugnacious looks of the C3 might not be to everyone's taste but I found they grew on me and I enjoyed the well rounded performance immensely.
The least that can be said about those who sought and succeeded in dropping the name of Hatem al-Tai from a school in Hail, and change it to 'Hatem School' without 'al-Tai', under the pretext that the bearer of this name was a pre-Islamic infidel, is that they are pugnacious, zealots and extremely ignorant.
Rooney is a pugnacious character, who suddenly finds himself at a crossroads, in his personal and professional life.
His pugnacious presence will be missed in a Saddlers' midfield department not overemdowed with depth.