Synonyms of combatant
fighterDictionary • His grandfather was a Boer war combatant.
fighter • She's a real fighter and has always defied the odds.
soldier • an attack on an off-duty soldier
warrior • the 13th century warrior, Genghis Khan
belligerent • The belligerents were due to settle their differences.
antagonist • He had never previously lost to his antagonist.
serviceman or servicewoman
fighting • the monitoring of ceasefires between combatant states
warring • He has called on the country's warring factions to end hostilities.
conflicting • There are conflicting reports on the severity of his injuries.
opposing • The leader said he still favoured a dialogue between the opposing sides.
belligerent • He was almost back to his belligerent mood of twelve months ago.
combative • Mrs Thatcher's combative oratorical style
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antagonistYour antagonist is your opponent or enemy.
• He had never previously lost to his antagonist.
belligerentThe belligerents in a war are the countries or groups that are fighting each other.
• The belligerents were due to settle their differences.
belligerentA belligerent person is hostile and aggressive.
• He was almost back to his belligerent mood of twelve months ago.
Thesaurus for combatant from the Collins English Thesaurus
a person or group engaged in or prepared for a fight, struggle, or dispute