Definitions for combativekəmˈbæt ɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

com•bat•ivekəmˈbæt ɪv(adj.)

  1. ready or inclined to fight; pugnacious.

Origin of combative:

1825–35

com•bat′ive•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. contentious, combative, disputatious, disputative, litigious(adj)

    inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits

    "a style described as abrasive and contentious"; "a disputatious lawyer"; "a litigious and acrimonious spirit"

  2. agonistic, agonistical, combative(adj)

    striving to overcome in argument

    "a dialectical and agonistic approach"

  3. battleful, bellicose, combative(adj)

    having or showing a ready disposition to fight

    "bellicose young officers"; "a combative impulse"; "a contentious nature"

Wiktionary

  1. combative(Adjective)

    Given to fighting; disposed to engage in combat; pugnacious.

    His combative style leads to many arguments.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Combative(adj)

    disposed to engage in combat; pugnacious

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