from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Eager or disposed to fight; belligerent. See Synonyms at argumentative.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Given to fighting; disposed to engage in combat; pugnacious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Disposed to engage in combat; pugnacious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Disposed to combat; pugnacious; showing a disposition to fight, contend, or oppose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having or showing a ready disposition to fight
- adj. striving to overcome in argument
- adj. inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
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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".
In a pale grey suit and open-neck white shirt, Green revels in his persona as an old-school jetsetter, a bon vivant. - though he has been called combative businessman, even a bully.
So a strongly worded objective statement is moderated as "combative" -- but a personal attack goes unchallenged?
Be that as it may, what Marshall wrote about advertising has been cribbed by many later economists, and it has become orthodox economic doctrine to hold that "combative" - or "persuasive" - advertising is economic waste.
SANCHEZ: Senator Barack Obama after what many would describe as a combative day yesterday with Senator John McCain, already commenting earlier in the day about these record oil price profits.
Miliband had worked together for years, with Mr Balls always the senior partner, and because he was known as a combative politician who was closely associated with Gordon Brown.
"It was also noted that when the young man regained consciousness, he became extremely combative, which is not uncommon with closed-head injuries."
GRAEME SOUNESS v STEAUA BUCHARESTSouness was always known as a combative character, and his tackle here in his Rangers days has to be seen to be believed,