Adjective "fighting" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


The action of fighting; violence or conflict.
  1. 'There was no fighting at the Bomber on Saturday night.'
  2. 'I think almost everyone that has spoken this afternoon has highlighted the importance of ceasing the fighting.'
  3. 'In the early autumn fierce fighting took place, the gallant Serbians bearing a prominent part.'
  4. 'To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.'
  5. 'Indeed, there has been some tough fighting.'
  6. 'The war in Sudan has claimed the lives of at least 2 million people, mostly through famine brought on by the fighting.'
  7. 'The tunnels played a major role in the last round of heavy fighting, in summer 2006.'
  8. 'The author shows a deft hand at describing the fighting without relying on blocks of first-person accounts.'
  9. 'On October 24, the Soviets threatened to intervene in the fighting.'
  10. 'It will be very, very difficult fighting.'


Displaying or engaging in violence, combat, or aggression.
  1. 'he put up his fists and took a fighting stance'
  2. 'The civil servant apparently did not give the matter one fighting thought.'
  3. 'They have been put in place over centuries to protect the effectiveness of the fighting force.'
  4. 'Give the poor guy at least a fighting chance Ed.'
  5. 'In struggles like the 2003-04 strike of southern California grocery workers, the rank and file has shown its fighting spirit.'
  6. 'He is, you could say, a fighting force to be reckoned with.'
  7. 'Imagine yourself playing a fighting video game so real, you swear your actually there in the thick of the action.'
  8. 'Both techniques were extremely successful in developing a fighting force that was the elite of their times.'
  9. 'It is approached along what is effectively a chasm with fighting platforms above on either side.'
  10. 'Whoever wins the election, greater rank-and-file organization will be the key to rebuilding a fighting union.'
  11. 'It was rather a fighting withdrawal - possibly the finest rearguard action in the Pacific campaign.'


1. fit to fight: a boxer who's no longer in fighting shape.

2. tending or meant to stir up a fight or hostility: fighting words.

More examples(as adjective)

"crimes can be fighting."

"forces can be fighting."

"inflations can be fighting."

"unemployments can be fighting."

"spirits can be fighting."

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