• IPA: /ˈfaɪtɪŋ/
  1. present participle of fight#English|fight
  1. Engaged in war or other conflict.
  2. Apt to provoke a fight.
    • 1925 April 11, "Books", in The New Yorker, page 26:
      It seems like a fighting insult, but he explains.
    • 1947, Hold That Lion! (film):
      Them's fighting words in my country!
    • 2003, Marjorie Kelly, The Divine Right of Capital: Dethroning the Corporate Aristocracy, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, ISBN 1576752372, page xi:
      Those are fighting words, of course, and the people who presently hold the high ground of economic power in society will not be amused.


  1. The act or process of contending; violence or conflict.
  2. A fight or battle; an occasion on which people fight

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