combativeness combativeness  /kəm ˈbæ tɪv nəs/


  • (n) a militant aggressiveness



  • Sexting Aside, Weiner Might Have Been a Lousy Congressman

    Some accused the New York Times of sexism after it published a story on Christine Quinn that focused on her combativeness and willingess to "open up the bitch tap," but on Thursday the paper rebutted the claim with a profile of mayoral rival Anthony Weiner that's far more scathing.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New York Magazine


  1. "Our stick-to-itiveness and combativeness were much better tonight," San Jose coach Ron Wilson said. "It was nice to see some guys who struggled get rewarded by getting some big points, like Cheech and Milan. We need those two guys if we're...
    on Feb 7, 2007 By: Ron Wilson Source: ESPN

  2. But Waugh also admitted to a kind of begrudging respect: "I saw in Sourav a committed individual who wanted to inject some toughness and combativeness into a side that had often tended in the past to roll over and expose a soft underbelly,"...
    on Oct 18, 2008 By: Steve Waugh Source: The Canberra Times

  3. "Vic was very brave to do that tax increase," added former Gov. Barbara Roberts, then a Democratic legislator. "When I think about him serving during that time, I think of the calmness, the lack of hysteria ...... the lack of combativeness on...
    on Feb 17, 2009 By: Barbara Roberts Source: 11

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