un·​com·​bat·​ive | \ ˌən-kəm-ˈba-tiv How to pronounce uncombative (audio) \

Definition of uncombative

: not eager to fight or argue : not combative an uncombative nature/temperament/person

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Other Words from uncombative

uncombatively adverb
uncombativeness noun

Examples of uncombative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For months, North Korea has been relatively uncombative, as leader Kim Jong Un grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, natural disasters and the deepening economic pain under years of tough U.S.-led sanctions. Fox News, "North Korea may show new missiles at weekend military parade," 8 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of uncombative

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncombative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncombative. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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