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combative

com·bat·ive

combative

pronunciation:
km bae tihv [or] kam b tihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition: eager or ready to fight.
The two teams were combative opponents.On another day, she may have accepted this without a fight, but today she was in a combative mood.
antonyms:
conciliatory, pacific, subdued
similar words:
belligerent, truculent
derivations: combatively (adv.), combativeness (n.)
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The word combative contains the following part:
-ive, -ative Latin adjective-forming suffix that means tending to, connected with, or performing
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The suffix -ive , -ative turns Latinate verb bases into adjectives. Many adjectives ending in -ive , -ative have corresponding noun forms ending in -ity (objective , objectivity) or -ion (effusive , effusion).