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combative

adjective     /ˈkɒm.bə.tɪv/ US  /ˈkɑːm.bə.t̬ɪv/ formal
eager to fight or argue: The prime minister was in a combative mood, twice accusing the opposition of gross incompetence.Violent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly
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