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fighting

[ fahy-ting ]
/ ˈfaɪ tɪŋ /
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adjective

fit to fight: a boxer who's no longer in fighting shape.
tending or meant to stir up a fight or hostility: fighting words.

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Origin of fighting

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at fight, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM fighting

un·fight·ing, adjective
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