- n a natural disposition to be hostile
- His ancestors were Hakka, the Chinese tribesmen who migrated from northern China to Fujian and have a reputation for pugnacity and clannishness.
- To many Iranians, Ahmadinejad's strategy of confrontation and refusal to compromise reflects the regime's unease as much as its pugnacity.
- McCain hasn't always sided with the neocons he opposed torture, wants to close down Guantnamo but his pugnacity seems a natural fit with theirs.
News & Articles
- New Weiner Video Has a Subdued Tone
Hobbled by a new scandal, the mayoral candidate Anthony D. Weiner dropped his usual pugnacity in a video on his Web site.
July 30, 2013 - New York Times
- Brian Burke in Toronto Star
Burke spoke of constructing teams around "pugnacity, testosterone, truculence and belligerence," but also preached patience.
- Philip Roth in Jerusalem Post
I should like to tell Uris that Wiesel's Jew is not so proud to discover himself in the role of a fighter,Roth wrote, "nor is he able to find justification for himself in some traditional Jewish association with pugnacity or...