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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Having or showing a ready disposition to fight; Striving to overcome in argument; Inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits.

Usage examples (36)
  • Bolivia's president remained in combative mood, telling Brazilian TV that some foreign oil companies were no better than "smugglers".
  • Any challenges that are not sufficiently deferential are labeled "combative".
  • That kind of combative attitude seems to have faded over the course of the day.
  • M. O'BRIEN: Just a little flavor of that kind of combative nature of M.. Skilling. for more
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