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Adjective: agonistic  ,a-gu'nis-tik
  1. Of or relating to the athletic contests held in ancient Greece
  2. Striving to overcome in argument
    "a dialectical and agonistic approach";
    - agonistical, combative
  3. Struggling for effect
    "agonistic poses";
    - strained

See also: affected, competitive, competitory, unnatural

Encyclopedia: Agonistic