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1. combative

adjective. ['kəmˈbætɪv, ˌkɑːmˈbæˌtɪv'] having or showing a ready disposition to fight.

Synonyms

  • aggressive
  • bellicose

Antonyms

  • uncontroversial
  • unaffected
  • socialistic

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Words that Rhyme with Combative

  • corroborative
  • corroborative
  • determinative

Example sentences of the word combative


1. Adjective
Males will also get more combative with other fish.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Effective communication skills enable them to discuss sensitive topics without soliciting combative or confrontational responses.

2. combative

adjective. ['kəmˈbætɪv, ˌkɑːmˈbæˌtɪv'] inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits.

Synonyms

  • contentious
  • argumentative
  • disputatious
  • disputative

Antonyms

  • noncontentious
  • cooperative
  • uncompetitive
  • accommodative

3. combative

adjective. ['kəmˈbætɪv, ˌkɑːmˈbæˌtɪv'] striving to overcome in argument.

Synonyms

  • agonistical
  • agonistic
  • competitive

Antonyms

  • defensive
  • amicable
  • unassertive
  • confined
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