combativeness

(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Warlike or hostile attitude or nature: bellicoseness, bellicosity, belligerence, belligerency, contentiousness, hostility, militance, militancy, pugnaciousness, pugnacity, truculence, truculency. See ATTACK. 2. Hostile behavior: aggression, aggressiveness, belligerence, belligerency, contentiousness, hostility, militance, militancy. See ATTACK. 3. The power or will to fight: bellicoseness, bellicosity, belligerence, belligerency, contentiousness, fight, pugnaciousness, pugnacity, truculence, truculency. See CONFLICT. 4. The quality or state of being argumentative: argumentativeness, contentiousness, disputatiousness, litigiousness, scrappiness. See CONFLICT.

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  • Combativeness — Com bat*ive*ness, n. 1. The quality of being combative; propensity to contend or to quarrel. [1913 Webster] 2. (Phren.) A cranial development supposed to indicate a combative disposition. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • combativeness — index belligerency Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • combativeness — combative ► ADJECTIVE ▪ ready or eager to fight or argue. DERIVATIVES combatively adverb combativeness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • combativeness — noun see combative …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • combativeness — See combatively. * * * …   Universalium

  • combativeness — noun the state of being combative …   Wiktionary

  • combativeness — n. quality of being combative, hostility, belligerence, aggressiveness, tendency to quarrel or fight …   English contemporary dictionary

  • combativeness — n. Propensity to fight …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • combativeness — com·bat·ive·ness …   English syllables

  • combativeness — noun a militant aggressiveness • Syn: ↑militance, ↑militancy • Derivationally related forms: ↑militant (for: ↑militancy), ↑militant (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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