agonistical


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ag·o·nis·tic

 (ăg′ə-nĭs′tĭk) also ag·o·nis·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to an agonist.
2. Striving to overcome in argument; combative: "In the far more consequential world of business and finance ... pretensions of youthful vigor and agonistic prowess reign supreme" (Theodore Roszack).
3. Of or relating to contests, originally those of the ancient Greeks.
4. Of or relating to behavior associated with conflict between one animal and another.

ag′o·nis′ti·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.agonistical - striving to overcome in argumentagonistical - striving to overcome in argument; "a dialectical and agonistic approach"
competitive, competitory - involving competition or competitiveness; "competitive games"; "to improve one's competitive position"