Synonyms for combativeness

Grammar : Noun
Spell : kuh m-bat-iv, kom-buh-tiv, kuhm-
Phonetic Transcription : kəmˈbæt ɪv, ˈkɒm bə tɪv, ˈkʌm-

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Définition of combativeness

Origin :
  • 1819, from combat + -ive. In 1820s-30s, much associated with phrenology. Related: Combatively; combativeness (1815).
  • noun belligerence
Example sentences :
  • If her combativeness roused in him any resentment, he did not permit it to show in his voice.
  • Extract from : « Rim o' the World » by B. M. Bower
  • His conduct is distinguished by selfishness and combativeness.
  • Extract from : « The Civilization Of China » by Herbert A. Giles
  • A certain sort of combativeness she had, but it was combativeness with the edge taken off.
  • Extract from : « The Faith Doctor » by Edward Eggleston
  • My wife tells me that I am given to combativeness, and I have no doubt that she is right.
  • Extract from : « The Vicar of Bullhampton » by Anthony Trollope
  • This touched a sore spot, and aroused Ruth Leigh's combativeness.
  • Extract from : « The Golden House » by Charles Dudley Warner
  • I like the combativeness of it, the way he hurls himself at windmills.
  • Extract from : « Paths of Judgement » by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • And the artistic temperament is long on endurance and short on combativeness.
  • Extract from : « The Rest Hollow Mystery » by Rebecca N. Porter
  • Combativeness—Courage, opposition, intrepidity, quarrelsomeness.
  • Extract from : « Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million » by Sarah Josepha Hale
  • On this reflection his spirits rose again, now spiced with combativeness.
  • Extract from : « A Young Man's Year » by Anthony Hope
  • Alfred's combativeness had grown markedly since his making acquaintance with Mutimer.
  • Extract from : « Demos » by George Gissing

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