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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Agonistic  \Ag`o*nis"tic\,  Agonistical  \Ag`o*nis"tic*al\,  a.  [Gr. 
  ?.  See  {Agonism}.] 
  Pertaining  to  violent  contests,  bodily  or  mental;  pertaining 
  to  athletic  or  polemic  feats;  athletic;  combative;  hence 
  strained;  unnatural. 
 
  As  a  scholar,  he  [Dr.  Parr]  was  brilliant,  but  he 
  consumed  his  power  in  agonistic  displays.  --De  Quincey. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  agonistical 
  adj  :  striving  to  overcome  in  argument;  "a  dialectical  and 
  agonistic  approach"  [syn:  {agonistic},  {combative}] 




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