- eager or quick to argue or fight; aggressively defiant.
So how did this truculent loner become one of our best loved national mascots?
No group or organisation can be held accountable, nor should they be for the actions of a small group of truculent individuals.
Colleagues say the negotiating skills he displayed during his dealings with truculent Glasgow councillors showed he has the mettle for the big time.
Admittedly it was mid-afternoon when I saw the film at the town’s cinema: an evening audience might perhaps have been a touch more truculent.
Perhaps all this success and recognition has softened what was once a rather truculent disposition.
In fact, in contemporary society the transition from pleasant child to dramatically truculent teenager, with an ego like a hedgehog that raises its spikes at the slightest touch, tends to happen earlier and earlier.
“He was a truculent and feisty character who you couldn’t fail to admire and I believe those wartime experiences took a toll on his health in later years,” he said.
It is that truculent attitude that most irritates many military men.
But his truculent behaviour and volatile temper is outraging purists.
He might take it as a national mandate to pursue the policy of truculent unilateralism.
He is, however, notoriously truculent and would demand a high salary.
The familiar avuncular figure in a tweed jacket with leather elbow patches does not seem the obvious choice to distribute condoms to truculent teenagers.
His truculent - if abruptly curtailed - brilliance in the role is a fitting memorial to his often underrated talent.
Read a selection of past interviews and you’re left with a picture of a truculent, grumpy old curmudgeon.
The truculent aggression and stiff-necked unilateralism of both teams are already well known.
He was an actor who dared to tread the boards at the York Theatre Royal in the 18th century, when it was known to host one of the most raucous and truculent audiences around.
She was very argumentative and truculent and when I tried to calm her down, I noticed something strange.
Her tone in doing so was truculent, self-satisfied and arrogant.
Danny is a truculent teenager, expressing unhappiness through behaviour that perplexes his parents and leads to eventual expulsion from school.
Those who sought to defend the rights of property-owners were exposed to truculent and often offensive questioning.
And yet, were it not for those social and masculine pressures, it is difficult to imagine that women would make some of the “personal” choices they now truculently defend.
In the two days I spent among them, I saw no fights and no fits of temper, no thievery or truculence.
Bowling does not appeal to the radical, the rebellious or the truculently anti-establishment.
The truculence and resentment with which she describes these encounters are erased in later editions.
I lost four friends in 18 months because of my truculence, my antagonism, my aggression and my mood swings.
Anyway,” she continued truculently, “it is not even your money.”
The truculence this combination produces in some highly vocal members of the community is hardly attractive to private-sector employers, thus completing a vicious circle.
Bill adds, truculently : “All that stuff happened about two or three weeks before it opened and then we never heard another whisper out of them.”
This could be a serious political crisis for the administration, because of the situation’s peculiar ideological truculence.
During the first quarter of the 20th century, nationalism and socialism were assimilated into Irish politics to repel the British occupation, but Irish writers truculently refused to follow these beliefs blindly.