What does the word combative mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • COMBATIVENESS.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Disposed to combat; contentious; pugnacious.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Combatively.

Usage examples for combative

  1. It would not have surprised him in the least if she had declined the invitation, feeling, as he did, that he had in a way come to her with a white flag or an olive branch or whatever it is that a combative force utilises when it wants to surrender in the cause of humanity. – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
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