combativeness

[ kuh m-bat-iv, kom-buh-tiv, kuhm- ]SEE DEFINITION OF combativeness

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMBATIVENESS

If her combativeness roused in him any resentment, he did not permit it to show in his voice.

His conduct is distinguished by selfishness and combativeness.

A certain sort of combativeness she had, but it was combativeness with the edge taken off.

My wife tells me that I am given to combativeness, and I have no doubt that she is right.

This touched a sore spot, and aroused Ruth Leigh's combativeness.

I like the combativeness of it, the way he hurls himself at windmills.

And the artistic temperament is long on endurance and short on combativeness.

Combativeness—Courage, opposition, intrepidity, quarrelsomeness.

On this reflection his spirits rose again, now spiced with combativeness.

Alfred's combativeness had grown markedly since his making acquaintance with Mutimer.

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