combativeness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.combativeness - a militant aggressivenesscombativeness - a militant aggressiveness    
aggressiveness - the quality of being bold and enterprising
scrappiness - the trait of being scrappy and pugnacious

combativeness

noun
Translations

combativeness

[ˈkɒmbətɪvnɪs] ncombativité fcombat jacket nveste f de treilliscombat trousers nplpantalon de treillis m
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She had precisely the same shape of skull as Pope Alexander the Sixth; her organs of benevolence, veneration, conscientiousness, adhesiveness, were singularly small, those of self-esteem, firmness, destructiveness, combativeness, preposterously large; her head sloped up in the penthouse shape, was contracted about the forehead, and prominent behind; she had rather good, though large and marked features; her temperament was fibrous and bilious, her complexion pale and dark, hair and eyes black, form angular and rigid but proportionate, age fifteen.
This family training, too, combined with their turn for combativeness, makes them eminently quixotic.
Gridley, a man of a robust will and surprising energy--intellectually speaking, a sort of inharmonious blacksmith--and he could easily imagine that there Gridley was, years ago, wandering about in life for something to expend his superfluous combativeness upon--a sort of Young Love among the thorns--when the Court of Chancery came in his way and accommodated him with the exact thing he wanted.
More than half of the grandchildren had behavior problems such as mood swings, combativeness, hyperactivity, stubbornness, or disobedience.
3) Labor historians have tended to attribute miners' combativeness to the essential nature of their work, ignoring the ways in which the labor process has been inscribed by ideologies of gender.
They seem exhilarated by the combativeness of their new Speaker, Sheldon Silver, who called Pataki a "negative Robin Hood" and who blasts "corporate welfare.
Her toughness and combativeness as well as her flashy skating style (she was known for dying her hair unusual colors such as green, purple, platinum, pink, red and gold) made her one of the most popular and colorful skaters in the history of the game.
Bennett comes across as a coach who wants solidity across the team more than anything else, hence his probable preference for the combativeness of a Bateman or Currie over the more mercurial talents of a Percival.
The team played with a ferocity and a drive and a combativeness that became their brand on its best days.
He's sent out Everton teams that have managed to upset all the rest of the established order in English football - a number of them during this journey to Wembley -but Chelsea's mixture of combativeness and footballing ability consistently proves too difficult to overcome.
Bush's unilateralism, combativeness, and aggressive pre-emptive wars and occupations, to Obama's accommodating, receptive and collaborative policy.
For someone who made a career out of combativeness, Keane characterises his first season in management as one of cosy relationships with most rival managers.