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com·bat·ive

 (kəm-băt′ĭv)
adj.
Eager or disposed to fight. See Synonyms at belligerent.

com·bat′ive·ly adv.
com·bat′ive·ness n.

combative

(ˈkɒmbətɪv; ˈkʌm-)
adj
eager or ready to fight, argue, etc; aggressive
ˈcombatively adv
ˈcombativeness n

com•bat•ive

(kəmˈbæt ɪv)

adj.
ready or inclined to fight; pugnacious.
[1825–35]
com•bat′ive•ly, adv.
com•bat′ive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.combative - inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits; "a style described as abrasive and contentious"; "a disputatious lawyer"; "a litigious and acrimonious spirit"
argumentative - given to or characterized by argument; "an argumentative discourse"; "argumentative to the point of being cantankerous"; "an intelligent but argumentative child"
2.combative - striving to overcome in argumentcombative - striving to overcome in argument; "a dialectical and agonistic approach"
competitive, competitory - involving competition or competitiveness; "competitive games"; "to improve one's competitive position"
3.combative - having or showing a ready disposition to fightcombative - having or showing a ready disposition to fight; "bellicose young officers"; "a combative impulse"; "a contentious nature"
aggressive - having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; "an aggressive businessman"; "an aggressive basketball player"; "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions"; "aggressive drivers"

combative

combative

adjective
Translations

combative

[ˈkɒmbətɪv] ADJcombativo

combative

[ˈkɒmbətɪv] adj [person, style] → combatif/ive

combative

adj (= pugnacious)kämpferisch; (= competitive)aggressiv

combative

[ˈkɒmbətɪv] adjaggressivo/a

combative

adj agresivo
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