What does combative mean?

Definitions for combativekəmˈbæt ɪv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word combative.

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"


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of combative in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of combative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Stuart Roberts:

    He was combative the entire time.

  2. Parlow Cone:

    I loved the combative nature of it, i was fearless.

  3. Joe Funk:

    They just lose control, they will be combative and violent, just cussing you out. And after they come of it, they don't realize what they did.

  4. Mayim Bialik:

    Everything was a competition, these were not my people. I left in tears. Moms are so competitive! Why is that? Is it because we’re just catty and combative by nature? Is it because we’re bored and we have nothing better to do?

  5. Terry Madonna:

    Hillary is not known for debates, she does much better in small groups, she does not do well in big arenas, she is not compelling. Right now she is pursuing the front-runner strategy, in that she can be hurt more by a primary process that gets combative in debates. So she speaks more to selective audiences.

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