Synonyms and related words:
aggressive, argumental, argumentative, bellicose, belligerent, bickering, cat-and-dog, cat-and-doggish, combative, complaining, contentious, controversial, dialectic, disputing, dissentient, dissenting, divisive, eristic, factional, factious, fractious, ill-humored, irascible, irritable, litigious, logomachic, noncooperative, objecting, obstructive, on the barricades, partisan, pilpulistic, polarizing, polemic, polemical, pro and con, proof against, protesting, pugnacious, quarrelsome, rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory, reluctant, renitent, repellent, resistant, resisting, resistive, retardant, retardative, scrappy, shrewish, uncooperative, unsubmissive, unyielding, up in arms, withstanding, wrangling

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