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pugnacity (s) (noun), pugnacities (pl)
1. The desire to start an argument or fight: Little Joey was known for his pugnacity and none of the children at his school wanted to play with him because he was always criticizing, insulting, or harassing them in some way.
2. The act of expressing a statement or opinion very forcefully: Grace expressed her pugnacity when she told her brother that he was a liar because he denied taking money from her purse even though she had seen him do it.
Quarrelsome and getting into fights .
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This entry is located in the following units: -acity (page 2) pugn-, pug-, pugil- (page 2) pung-, punc-, punct- (page 5)
Word Entries at Get Words: “pugnacity
A desire to start an argument or a fight. (1)