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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ag·o·nis·tic Ag·o·nis·tic·al a.  Pertaining to violent contests, bodily or mental; pertaining to athletic or polemic feats; athletic; combative; hence, strained; unnatural.
    As a scholar, he [Dr. Parr] was brilliant, but he consumed his power in agonistic displays.   --De Quincey.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : striving to overcome in argument; "a dialectical and
            agonistic approach" [syn: agonistic, combative]