Definition of combative:
attack, contrary, assaultive, pugnacious, competitory, eristic, agonistic, strained, confrontational, agonistical, cantankerous, agonistic, bellicose, competitive, argumentative, volatile, battleful, feisty, polemical, polemic, aggressive, brawly, conflict, chippy, disputatious, discordant, attitude, contentious, scrappy, litigious, gladiatorial, contrarian, disputative, quarrelsome.
There are men in whom the combative element is so strong that it usurps all their guidance, and when once they are enlisted in a contest, they cannot desist till the struggle be decided for or against them.- "The Fortunes Of Glencore", Charles James Lever.
It has always been one of the peculiarities of seasickness that, however important and serious it may seem to the victim, it is prone to arouse ridicule and humorous suggestions in those who are not subject to its attacks, and while Rand, Jack and Gerald did what they could for their unfortunate companions, they could not resist the temptation of an occasional sly reference to their chums' poor qualities as sailors, that under any other circumstances would have driven the combative Pepper frantic.- "The Boy Scouts on the Yukon", Ralph Victor.
- "Feminism and Sex-Extinction", Arabella Kenealy.