argumentative

defiant

dɪˈfʌɪənt

adjective

showing defiance.

a defiant gesture

intransigent,resistant,obstinate,uncooperative,non-compliant,recalcitrant,confrontational,challenging,aggressive,belligerent,pugnacious,bellicose,combative,ready for a fight,antagonistic,hostile,obstreperous,truculent,dissenting,argumentative,quarrelsome,contentious,disobedient,insubordinate,subversive,rebellious,mutinous,feisty,spoiling for a fight,stroppy,bolshie,scrappy,contumacious

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crotchety

ˈkrɒtʃɪti

adjective

irritable.

he was tired and crotchety

bad-tempered,ill-tempered,ill-natured,ill-humoured,peevish,cross,irritable,irascible,short-tempered,hot-tempered,quick-tempered,touchy,testy,prickly,peppery,fractious,crusty,moody,cantankerous,curmudgeonly,crabbed,crabby,waspish,shrewish,grumpy,grouchy,disagreeable,churlish,surly,awkward,difficult,uncooperative,contrary,perverse,argumentative,quarrelsome,in a mood,in a bad mood,out of sorts,out of temper,as cross as two sticks,snappish,snappy,chippy,on a short fuse,shirty,stroppy,narky,ratty,eggy,like a bear with a sore head,cranky,ornery,peckish,soreheaded,snaky,waxy,miffy,iracund,iracundulous

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combative

ˈkɒmbətɪv
ˈkʌmbətɪv

adjective

ready or eager to fight or argue.

he made some enemies with his combative style

pugnacious,aggressive,antagonistic,quarrelsome,argumentative,contentious,hostile,truculent,threatening,belligerent,bellicose,militant,warlike,warmongering,hawkish,militaristic,spoiling for a fight,badass,oppugnant

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choleric

ˈkɒlərɪk

adjective

bad-tempered or irritable.

he was a choleric, self-important little man

bad-tempered,irascible,irritable,grumpy,grouchy,crotchety,tetchy,testy,crusty,cantankerous,curmudgeonly,ill-tempered,ill-natured,ill-humoured,peevish,cross,fractious,disagreeable,pettish,crabbed,crabby,waspish,prickly,peppery,touchy,scratchy,splenetic,shrewish,short-tempered,hot-tempered,quick-tempered,dyspeptic,bilious,liverish,cross-grained,argumentative,quarrelsome,uncooperative,contrary,perverse,difficult,awkward,snappish,snappy,chippy,short-fused,shirty,stroppy,narky,ratty,eggy,like a bear with a sore head,cranky,ornery,peckish,soreheaded,snaky,waxy,miffy

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cantankerous

kanˈtaŋk(ə)rəs

adjective

bad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative.

he can be a cantankerous old fossil at times

bad-tempered,irascible,irritable,grumpy,grouchy,crotchety,tetchy,testy,crusty,curmudgeonly,ill-tempered,ill-natured,ill-humoured,peevish,cross,fractious,disagreeable,pettish,crabbed,crabby,waspish,prickly,peppery,touchy,scratchy,splenetic,shrewish,short-tempered,hot-tempered,quick-tempered,dyspeptic,choleric,bilious,liverish,cross-grained,argumentative,quarrelsome,uncooperative,contrary,perverse,difficult,awkward,as cross as two sticks,snappish,snappy,chippy,on a short fuse,short-fused,shirty,stroppy,narky,ratty,eggy,like a bear with a sore head,cranky,ornery,peckish,soreheaded,snaky,waxy,miffy

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bellicose

/ˈbɛləˌkoʊs/

adjective

Demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight.

a group of bellicose patriots

belligerent,aggressive,hostile,threatening,antagonistic,pugnacious,truculent,confrontational,argumentative,quarrelsome,disputatious,contentious,militant,combative

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