combative

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adjective com·bat·ive \kəm-ˈba-tiv\

Definition of combative

  1. :  marked by eagerness to fight or contend

combatively

adverb

combativeness

noun

Examples of combative in a sentence

  1. When the police tried to arrest him, he became combative.

  2. channeling his naturally combative impulses into sports

1826

First Known Use of combative

1826


COMBATIVE Defined for English Language Learners

combative

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adjective com·bat·ive \kəm-ˈba-tiv\

Definition of combative for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing a willingness to fight or argue



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