Squirrels are restless, courageous and pugnacious little animals.
It is exceedingly fierce and pugnacious, the males especially fighting with each other for possession of the females.
It is a clever, agile and powerful dog, extremely pugnacious in disposition.
This suggests that the resemblance to the pugnacious drongo may be beneficial in protecting the defenceless cuckoo from enemies.
Sudanese are very excitable and apt to get out of hand; unlike the fellahs they are not fond of drill, and are slow to acquire it; but their dash, pugnacious instincts and desire to close with an enemy, are valuable military qualities.