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Definition 1: having or showing a ready disposition to fight - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where combative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bellicose young officers
  • a combative impulse
  • a contentious nature

Synonyms for combative in the sense of this definition

(combative is similar to ...) having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends

"an aggressive businessman" "an aggressive basketball player" "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions" "aggressive drivers"

Definition 2: inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where combative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a style described as abrasive and contentious
  • a disputatious lawyer
  • a litigious and acrimonious spirit

Synonyms for combative in the sense of this definition

(combative is similar to ...) given to or characterized by argument

"an argumentative discourse" "argumentative to the point of being cantankerous" "an intelligent but argumentative child"

Definition 3: striving to overcome in argument - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where combative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a dialectical and agonistic approach

Synonyms for combative in the sense of this definition

(combative is similar to ...) involving competition or competitiveness

"competitive games" "to improve one's competitive position"

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