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1. tough and callous by virtue of experience;
[syn: hard-bitten, hard-boiled, pugnacious]

2. ready and able to resort to force or violence;
- Example: "pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance"- Herman Melville
- Example: "they were rough and determined fighting men"
[syn: pugnacious, rough]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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, n. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

66 Moby Thesaurus words for "pugnacious": aggressive, antagonistic, battling, bellicose, belligerent, bickering, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded, brawling, chauvinist, chauvinistic, combative, contentious, disputatious, divisive, enemy, eristic, factional, factious, ferocious, fierce, fight, fighting, full of fight, hawkish, hostile, inimical, irascible, irritable, jingo, jingoish, jingoist, jingoistic, litigious, martial, militant, militaristic, military, offensive, partisan, polarizing, polemic, pushing, pushy, quarrelsome, rebellious, saber-rattling, sanguinary, sanguineous, savage, scrappy, self-assertive, shrewish, soldierlike, soldierly, trigger-happy, truculent, unfriendly, unpacific, unpeaceable, unpeaceful, warlike, warmongering, warring, wrangling