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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcombativecom‧ba‧tive /ˈkɒmbətɪv $ kəmˈbætɪv/ adjective  ARGUEready and willing to fight or argue Congress is in a combative mood.combativeness noun [uncountable]
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combativeHe brought a combative good humor to his dealings with the archdiocese.Delacroix based his combative, romantic works on the compound curve.Luckily, Mr Clarke has a combative, sceptical personality.But the time spent at Battersea developed his skill and enthusiasm for combative sport.Former Mayor Koch won a reputation for his combative style.For that reason, the training encourages officers to either close in tighter on a combative suspect or move out of range.The combative veteran gave his side the lead on the hour, and then helped them to a flattering 3-0 win.
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