- Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
|part of speech:
||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.
- conciliatory, pacific, subdued
- similar words:
- belligerent, truculent
||aggressive, argumentative, belligerent, competitive, hostile, martial, militant, military, quarrelsome, turbulent
||combatively (adv.), combativeness (n.)