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Meaning of COMBATIVE

Pronunciation:  kum'bativ

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having or showing a ready disposition to fight; "bellicose young officers"; "a combative impulse"; "a contentious nature"
  2. [adj]  striving to overcome in argument; "a dialectical and agonistic approach"

COMBATIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: aggressive, agonistic, agonistical, battleful, bellicose, competitive, competitory, contentious



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Com"bat*ive\ (? or ?), a.
Disposed to engage in combat; pugnacious.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: aggressive, antagonistic, argumental, argumentative, battling, bellicose, belligerent, bickering, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded, chauvinist, chauvinistic, contentious, controversial, dialectic, disputatious, divisive, enemy, energetic, eristic, factional, factious, ferocious, fierce, fighting, full of fight, hawkish, hostile, ill-humored, inimical, irascible, irritable, jingo, jingoish, jingoist, jingoistic, litigious, logomachic, manful, manly, martial, militant, militaristic, military, offensive, on the offensive, partisan, pilpulistic, polarizing, polemic, pro and con, pugnacious, quarrelsome, saber-rattling, sanguinary, sanguineous, savage, scrappy, shrewish, soldierlike, soldierly, strenuous, trigger-happy, truculent, unfriendly, unpacific, unpeaceable, unpeaceful, vigorous, virile, warlike, warmongering, warring, wrangling