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agonistic

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Adjective
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ag=o=nis=tic

CIDE DICTIONARY

agonistica. [Gr. . See Agonism.].
     Pertaining to violent contests, bodily or mental; pertaining to athletic or polemic feats; athletic; combative; hence, strained; unnatural.  [1913 Webster]
    "As a scholar, he [Dr. Parr] was brilliant, but he consumed his power in agonistic displays."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

agonistic, adj. polemical, combative.

Derivative
agonistically adv.
Etymology
LL agonisticus f. Gk agonistikos f. agonistes contestant f. agon contest

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