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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pugnacious  \Pug*na"cious\,  a.  [L.  pugnax  -acis,  fr  pugnare  to 
  fight.  Cf  {Pugilism},  {Fist}.] 
  Disposed  to  fight;  inclined  to  fighting;  quarrelsome; 
  fighting.  --{Pug*na"cious*ly},  adv  --  {Pug*na"cious*ness}, 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  tough  and  callous  by  virtue  of  experience  [syn:  {hard-bitten}, 
  2:  ready  and  able  to  resort  to  force  or  violence;  "pugnacious 
  spirits...lamented  that  there  was  so  little  prospect  of  an 
  exhilarating  disturbance"-  Herman  Melville;  "they  were 
  rough  and  determined  fighting  men"  [syn:  {rough}] 

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