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.
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.
This family training, too, combined with their turn for combativeness, makes them eminently quixotic.
But those who appreciate physicality in scrum-half play, those who place store by combativeness, abrasiveness, power, strength and sheer will to win, appreciate more what he brings to the party.
His deficiencies maybe became highlighted by the quality Robert Tesche brought when he arrived on loan but at Villa Park Davis gave us a reminder of his own attributes - energy, industry and combativeness.
This un-Bush-like combativeness was accompanied by sensible, centrist policy arguments -- for a high-growth economic strategy that could jump-start wages and investment, and a foreign policy that would seek to be the world's leader, rather than its policeman.
Brings the mobility of a breakaway to his second-row duties, as well as providing a raw-boned combativeness.
In these three rounds, there is more combativeness.
Traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, can lead to loss of consciousness, dizziness, confusion, combativeness and other short-term symptoms.
The only change in Erdoy-an's mentality and style in his transition from the prime ministerial to presidential duty is increased acrimony and combativeness.
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His eccentric combativeness when dealing with his peers in the European Council has alienated many potential friends and supporters of the plan to reform the EU.