Combatively

combative

[kuhm-bat-iv, kom-buh-tiv, kuhm-]
adjective
ready or inclined to fight; pugnacious: He displayed a most unpleasant, combative attitude.

Origin:
1825–35; combat + -ive

combatively, adverb
combativeness, combativity [kom-buh-tiv-i-tee] , noun
uncombative, adjective
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combative (ˈkɒmbətɪv, ˈkʌm-)
 
adj
eager or ready to fight, argue, etc; aggressive
 
'combatively
 
adv
 
'combativeness
 
n

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combative
1834, from combat + -ive.
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