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Definition of "combative" []

  • Eager or disposed to fight; belligerent. See Synonyms at argumentative. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "combative" in a sentence
  • "The Microsoft-Spurned Researcher Collective is also challenging what it describes as a combative attitude among software vendors toward independent and third-party security researchers."
  • "Even within conservative circles, he has made some enemies, possibly due to what some describe as a combative personality."
  • "Bolivia's president remained in combative mood, telling Brazilian TV that some foreign oil companies were no better than "smugglers"."