Examples of combative in a Sentence
When the police tried to arrest him, he became combative.
channeling his naturally combative impulses into sports
Recent Examples of combative from the Web
While Wagner has recently tried to soften his combative tone, his appearance with Pence would reinforce his links to Trump.
In its 10th season, the show has finally revealed Radziwill’s more combative side.
Perhaps Trump also sees a little bit of himself in Pruitt, who is combative in the face of all the allegations of impropriety while remaining a steadfast supporter of the president.
According to court documents, Clepper was allegedly combative, aggravated and aggressive toward bystanders and MCHD paramedics.
In order to emphasize combative, collision-filled racing, Onrush offers four modes.
The sometimes-combative tone of the conversation contrasted to the warm reception Putin’s expected to get on his visit Tuesday to Vienna, where conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and his nationalist coalition partner back warmer ties to Russia.
Some dog owners are combative and even abusive when confronted with allegations.
Cromwell did not relish the idea of having someone undermining his authority in the king’s presence, especially if that someone was a combative and opinionated woman.
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aggressive, argumentative, assaultive, bellicose, belligerent, brawly, confrontational, contentious, discordant, disputatious, feisty, gladiatorial, militant, pugnacious, quarrelsome, scrappy, truculent, warlike;
affable, amiable, amicable, benevolent, complaisant, conciliatory, cordial, easygoing, friendly, genial, good-natured, good-tempered, gracious, ingratiating, kindhearted, obliging, pleasant, sociable;
acidic, bearish, bilious, bristly, choleric, crabby, cranky, cross, disagreeable, dyspeptic, fractious, fretful, grouchy, grumpy, huffy, ill-humored, ill-natured, ill-tempered, irascible, irritable, ornery, peevish, pettish, petulant, prickly, querulous, rude, snappish, snappy, surly, testy, touchy, ugly, waspish;
on the warpath;
COMBATIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of combative for English Language Learners
: having or showing a willingness to fight or argue
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