Definition of combative adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

combative

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈkɒmbətɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəmˈbætɪv//
 
Conflict
 
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ready and willing to fight or argue in a combative mood/spirit The lawyers were in a combative mood, fiercely determined to put forward their case. See related entries: Conflict
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: combative