Part of speech:
Of, producing, or marked by controversy:
Inclined or ready to quarrel
At war; designating or of a state recognized under international law as being engaged in a war
The definition of cantankerous is someone who is bad tempered, grumpy or looking for an argument.
The definition of combative is a person who likes to fight or argue.
Inclined to behave in an actively hostile fashion:
Given to arguing
Inclined to act in a hostile way
Stating facts and suggesting that particular inferences and conclusions can be drawn from them.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of an enemy:
Naggingly critical or complaining.
Fighting or warring.
The definition of perverse is deliberately behaving badly or improperly, despite knowing that your actions are likely to have bad consequences.
The definition of pugnacious is eager to fight or disagree.
Pugnacious or bellicose
Designed or used for carrying out a hostile or aggressive attack
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