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Synonyms for combativekəmˈbæt ɪv

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  1. contentious, combative, disputatious, disputative, litigious(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    bellicose, agonistic, battleful, agonistical, litigious, disputative, combative, disputatious, contentious

    Antonyms:
    noncompetitive, unaggressive, nonaggressive, unargumentative

  2. agonistic, agonistical, combative(adj)

    striving to overcome in argument

    "a dialectical and agonistic approach"

    Synonyms:
    strained, bellicose, agonistic, battleful, agonistical, litigious, disputative, combative, disputatious, contentious

    Antonyms:
    noncompetitive, unaggressive, unargumentative, nonaggressive

  3. battleful, bellicose, combative(adj)

    having or showing a ready disposition to fight

    "bellicose young officers"; "a combative impulse"; "a contentious nature"

    Synonyms:
    agonistical, agonistic, battleful, bellicose, litigious, disputative, combative, disputatious, contentious

    Antonyms:
    unaggressive, unargumentative, noncompetitive, nonaggressive

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