Synonyms for combative

Synonyms for (adj) combative

Synonyms: battleful, bellicose, combative

Definition: having or showing a ready disposition to fight

Usage: bellicose young officers; a combative impulse; a contentious nature

Similar words: aggressive

Definition: having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends

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

Synonyms: combative, agonistic, agonistical

Definition: striving to overcome in argument

Usage: a dialectical and agonistic approach

Similar words: competitive, competitory

Definition: involving competition or competitiveness

Usage: competitive games; to improve one's competitive position

Synonyms: disputatious, disputative, contentious, litigious, combative

Definition: inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits

Usage: a style described as abrasive and contentious; a disputatious lawyer; a litigious and acrimonious spirit

Similar words: argumentative

Definition: given to or characterized by argument

Usage: an argumentative discourse; argumentative to the point of being cantankerous; an intelligent but argumentative child

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