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Synonyms for combative

Adjective

1. contentious, combative, disputatious, disputative, litigious, argumentative (vs. unargumentative)
usage: inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits; "a style described as abrasive and contentious"; "a disputatious lawyer"; "a litigious and acrimonious spirit"
2. agonistic, agonistical, combative, competitive (vs. noncompetitive), competitory
usage: striving to overcome in argument; "a dialectical and agonistic approach"
3. battleful, bellicose, combative, aggressive (vs. unaggressive)
usage: having or showing a ready disposition to fight; "bellicose young officers"; "a combative impulse"; "a contentious nature"
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