Definition of combatively in English:

combatively

adverb

  • See combative

    • ‘It also ensures that inveterate political opponents have a reliable forum in which they can engage safely and combatively with each other.’
    • ‘This is followed by a narrative poem which combatively asserts the central role played by women (Eve, the Virgin Mary, Pilate's wife, the daughters of Jerusalem) in the Christian tradition.’
    • ‘The film is modestly and precisely made, but combatively, with genuine and not contrived feeling.’
    • ‘He responded combatively in classical Hebrew, a language alien to the church.’
    • ‘Interestingly, the first season puts a strong focus on the relationship between father Howard and son Ritchie, the two working cooperatively and sometimes combatively through the ups and downs of teenage life.’

Pronunciation

combatively

/ˈkɒmbətɪvli/