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  • adj.aggressive, warlike
  • nounbattle, encounter

synonyms for fighting

  • battling
  • belligerent
  • boxing
  • contending
  • determined
  • fencing
  • hostile
  • jousting
  • martial
  • militant
  • sparring
  • tilting
  • warmongering
  • wrestling
  • angry
  • argumentative
  • bellicose
  • combative
  • contentious
  • disputatious
  • disputative
  • ferocious
  • hawkish
  • jingoistic
  • militaristic
  • pugnacious
  • quarrelsome
  • ready to fight
  • resolute
  • scrappy
  • truculent
  • unbeatable
  • under arms
  • up in arms
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antonyms for fighting

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  • kind
  • nice
  • peaceful
  • peaceloving
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How to use fighting in a sentence

For example, she’s been involved with a campaign fighting against the anti-smacking movement, which seeks to ban hitting children in places like Wales.
THE NEW HAPPINESS GURU SAYS IT’S OK TO BE UNHAPPYFIONA ZUBLINSEPTEMBER 4, 2020OZY
Injuries to the back of the body might have occurred in fighting.
WOMEN LIKE MULAN DIDN’T NEED TO GO TO WAR IN DISGUISEBETHANY BROOKSHIRESEPTEMBER 4, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Some say fighting has no place in the sport, while others would counter that a certain degree of on-ice policing is required.
FIGHTING DIDN’T STOP IN THE NHL BUBBLEJOSH PLANOSAUGUST 26, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The central bank’s commitment to loose monetary policy, and to keep credit flowing on the cheap were pivotal moves in giving equities a fighting chance as the broader economy crashed into recession.
GLOBAL STOCKS CONTINUE TO CLIMB AFTER INVESTORS PUSHED THE S&P 500 INTO A NEW BULL MARKETBERNHARD WARNERAUGUST 19, 2020FORTUNE
In 2002, during a period of intense fighting between Palestine and Israel, anthropologist Richard Sosis took a taxi from Jerusalem to Tzfat, in northern Israel.
WHY DO WE MISS THE RITUALS PUT ON HOLD BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC?SUJATA GUPTAAUGUST 14, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
The in-fighting must stop if we are to take back our country and reclaim our place in the world.
BIDEN-HARRIS A HISTORIC, WINNING TICKETPETER ROSENSTEINAUGUST 12, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
Take the political fighting around whether people should be required to wear masks or the timeline around when businesses should reopen.
REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS SEE COVID-19 VERY DIFFERENTLY. IS THAT MAKING PEOPLE SICK?AMELIA THOMSON-DEVEAUXJULY 23, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
There was no fighting; a rifle shot now and then from the crests where we saw our fellows clearly.
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He thought they were now in touch with our troops at "X" but that they had been through some hard fighting to get there.
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He has been ashore at Kum Kale and reports violent fighting and, for the time being, victory.
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WORDS RELATED TO FIGHTING

  • battle
  • combat
  • conflict
  • contest
  • encounter
  • engagement
  • fight
  • fighting
  • fray
  • skirmish
  • warfare
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