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truculence (noun) bad-tempered nature and aggressiveness.
Truculence is the nature of becoming easily angry and violent. The quality of truculence makes people having the quality, argumentative and disobedient. They usually talk back angrily.
- His truculence earned him the ill will of his boss. Because he is bad tempered and tends to be argumentative, his boss dislikes him, and almost avoids him.
- In spite of his truculence, he can be very helpful in times of need. Though he is bad tempered and tends to be disobedient, when his help is needed, he is ready to help.