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Eager or disposed to fight. See Synonyms at belligerent.

com·bat′ive·ly adv.
com·bat′ive·ness n.
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Adv.1.combatively - in a bellicose contentious manner; "`Don't trespass onto my property,' the neighbor shouted combatively"
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There are unquestionably journalists who approach the pope combatively, hoping to catch him off-guard.
President Cristina Fernandez, known for combatively defending her unorthodox policies, tweeted that Greece's vote marked "a resounding victory for democracy and dignity.
Darryl Zanuck convinced McCarthy to cast the gifted but combatively alcoholic George C.
They again demonstrate their lack of philosophical astuteness when they combatively (in Sherman's view) ask for details about institutions in Socrates' ideal city.
Stevenage were, indeed, very much a team in the well-established Westley mould - big and muscular, combatively direct - and they wasted no opportunity to test the aerial competence of a 3-5-2 City formation that we can presumably stop calling an experiment now as Pressley has employed it in all four of his domestic friendlies.
25) Moreover, Cohen inspired a renewed interest in things Jewish among these young writers by advancing a combatively secular vision of Jewish intellectuality, which shaped not just the first generation of New York intellectuals, but later generations as well, and became central to their ideology of masculinity.
Interior minister Nisar Ali Khan combatively shoots back that the airport attack was the Sindh government's lapse.
The translation of Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics that is quoted is dubious, and citations should be to Bekker numbers, or book, chapter, and paragraph, rather than to page numbers; and I am at a loss to understand why Tarpley has used Noah Webster's Dictionary of the English Language as an authority on Austen's usage, since he was compiling a rather combatively American account of the language, first published a dozen years after her death.
Even Shapiro's more recent, somewhat combatively titled Best Practices are Stupid offers, according to its subtitle, 40 Ways to Out-Innovate the Competition--which seems to replace best practices with 40 better practices.
The combatively worded conclusion --which vindicates "la ahora perdida pista del Hiperion" as a source of "alternativas al persistente debate de la autenticidad"--does a brilliant job explaining the significance of this project within Mexico's political and cultural context today.
And he has combatively pledged to fight to defend the socialist revolution that Chavez, a leftist ex-paratrooper, launched.
It is now using nationalistic discourse and attacking the Kurdish political activists combatively," he said, emphasizing that AKP's policies aim to eliminate the PKK and would continue the war this way until the PKK met its demise.