Synonyms for fighting:
fist fight, dust-up, brawl, ruck, scrimmage, fisticuffs, scuffle.
running battle, strife, tussle.
Other synonyms and related words:
military, belligerent, chip, clash, combat, engagement, duel, active, conflict, armed combat, fight, boxing, struggle, soldierly, competitiveness, fisticuffs, war, brawl, unpeaceful, ruck, operational, scuffle, fleck, warlike, rubbish, battle, army, warring, tussle, guerrilla, strife, militant, combat-ready, ring, action, disorderly, pugilism, war-ridden, bit, scrap, scrimmage.
aggressive, warlike (adjective)
Sense 2 (noun)
battle, encounter (noun)
Bombarding, savaging, hammering, Charging, invading, lashing, Assailing, slashing, striking, Combating, thrusting, Assaulting, scorching, battering, Scarifying, rioting, Lunging, pounding, Flaying, trouncing, scathing, raiding, raping, Harrying, attacking, barraging, Violating, Storming, hitting.
meddling, confronting, crossing, Contradicting, hindering, Defying, protesting, Repulsing, antagonizing, challenging, Suppressing, Disputing, countering, Checking, Obstructing, Rebuffing, Intercepting, inhibiting, opposing, impeding, Resisting, Objecting, Counteracting, counterattacking, Oppressing, repressing, repelling, disagreeing, conflicting, interfering.
Usage examples for fighting:
- Girls wouldn't be fighting to dance with an old married man like me. - "Bird of Paradise", Ada Leverson.
- At last the boy turned to him, fighting back some things, taking on other things. - "Lifted Masks Stories", Susan Glaspell.
- Let's go where the fighting will be. - "The Courier of the Ozarks", Byron A. Dunn.