from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Striving to overcome in argument; combative.
- adj. Struggling to achieve effect; strained and contrived.
- adj. Of or relating to contests, originally those of the ancient Greeks.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or relating to contests that were originally participated in by the Ancient Greeks; athletic.
- adj. Characterised by conflict or hostility.
- adj. Argumentative, combative.
- adj. Pertaining to an agonist.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to violent contests, bodily or mental; pertaining to athletic or polemic feats; athletic; combative; hence, strained; unnatural.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to contests of strength or athletic combats, or to contests of any kind, as a forensic or argumentative contest.
- Combative; polemic; given to contending.
- Strained; aiming at effect; melodramatic.
- n. The act of combating or struggling; combat; struggle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. striving to overcome in argument
- adj. struggling for effect
- adj. of or relating to the athletic contests held in ancient Greece
From Ancient Greek ἀγωνιστικός. (Wiktionary)