Inclined or ready to quarrel
Inclined to behave in an actively hostile fashion:
Unsentimental and practical; tough.
Marked by defiance; boldly resisting.
Difficult to treat or handle
At war; designating or of a state recognized under international law as being engaged in a war
The definition of cantankerous is someone who is bad tempered, grumpy or looking for an argument.
Provoking or likely to provoke controversy
The definition of militant is at war, fighting or ready to fight.
Tending to provoke or stimulate.
(Informal) Fond of fighting, arguing, etc.; aggressive
At peace; peaceful
Used as an intensive with and :
The definition of kind is warm, generous or sympathetic.
Feeling or showing enmity or ill will:
Designed or used for carrying out a hostile or aggressive attack
Not polished; uncut; said of a gem.
Tough, cynical, jaded, etc.
Find another word for pugnacious. In this page you can discover 32 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for pugnacious, like: quarrelsome, aggressive, antagonistic, bellicose, hard-boiled, defiant, combative, rebellious, belligerent, cantankerous and contentious.