combative


com·bat·ive

adjective \kəm-ˈba-tiv\

: having or showing a willingness to fight or argue

Full Definition of COMBATIVE

:  marked by eagerness to fight or contend
com·bat·ive·ly adverb
com·bat·ive·ness noun

Examples of COMBATIVE

  1. When the police tried to arrest him, he became combative.
  2. <channeling his naturally combative impulses into sports>

First Known Use of COMBATIVE

1826

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