Agonistical


Agonistical
Agonistic Ag`o*nis"tic, Agonistical Ag`o*nis"tic*al, a. [Gr. ?. See {Agonism}.] Pertaining to violent contests, bodily or mental; pertaining to athletic or polemic feats; athletic; combative; hence, strained; unnatural. [1913 Webster]

As a scholar, he [Dr. Parr] was brilliant, but he consumed his power in agonistic displays. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.