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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
References in classic literature ?
Then, she was supported by an unnatural tension of the nerves, and by all the combative energy of her character, which enabled her to convert the scene into a kind of lurid triumph.
He had a combative look and a chafing, irritable manner which, associated with his figure--still large and powerful, though evidently in its decline--rather alarmed me.
Around the hall, along the lofty wall, between the doors, between the windows, between the pillars, the interminable row of all the kings of France, from Pharamond down: the lazy kings, with pendent arms and downcast eyes; the valiant and combative kings, with heads and arms raised boldly heavenward.
Formerly she had felt that he regarded her with indifference and irony, and so had shrunk into herself as she did with others and had shown him only the combative side of her nature; but now he seemed to be trying to understand the most intimate places of her heart, and, mistrustfully at first but afterwards gratefully, she let him see the hidden, kindly sides of her character.
I regret to say that Polly never could talk with or be near Trix without feeling irritated and combative.
The bravest, and the most combative and self- sacrificing of our comrades went into the Fighting Groups.
Tom, as has been already said, was a robust and combative urchin, and at the age of four began to struggle against the yoke and authority of his nurse.
Grewgious, quite beside himself, plunged about the room, to all appearance undecided whether he was in a fit of loyal enthusiasm, or combative denunciation.
They rouse my indignation, my dear, against the unworthy persons, and give me a combative desire to stand between Mr Boffin and all such persons.
We in Hizbullah shall never give up on developing our defensive and combative capability in order to preempt any potential aggression and the people can put their trust in us by leaving their worries aside thanks to the state of readiness of party arms," he reiterated.
STEVEN GERRARD walk a disciplinary one more booking It didn't seem to affect him week against Tottenham, but become more of a problem combative West Ham today.
D&E has also utilized additional cells in other general population housing units as isolation cells in an effort to prevent uncooperative and combative inmates from being housed in an unsecure area.