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

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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.
The combativeness and determination that made him a successful leader have increasingly turned into aggressiveness and stubbornness now that hubris has pushed away the pragmatic side that tempered early decisions.
While he was not a prominent attacking force, aside from providing the corner from which Steven Caulker headed home the winner, his desire and combativeness shone through.
VILLA NEWS: PAGES 94-95 his players to reign in their competitiveness and combativeness. "It's a contact game - we're not going to curtail them," said Lambert, ahead of Newcastle's visit to Villa Park tomorrow.
And experts say that beyond the former congressman's well-known ego and combativeness, his stance may just be rooted in political calculation.
Perhaps more critically, he has also traded in his once-divisive combativeness for a moderate tone.
Instead of Pay Band 4, we will talk of 2024." The government's combativeness could be because it's well aware that the IITs, unlike the IIMs, are not in a position to generate their own resources.
The UK is losing out very rapidly in the combativeness stakes globally and one of the things that holds the UK back is the transport infrastructure.
Amy Ream of Portland told Novick that while he impressed her as a candidate, she had concerns about his combativeness toward political leaders whose support he would need in the future.
"Often with these patients, you get a history of combativeness," Dr.