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aggression

ag·gres·sion

aggression

 
pronunciation:
gre shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an attack or war against a country started without good cause by another country.
The aggression began when the large country's government decided they wanted to take over the small country.
similar words:
assault, attack, charge, invasion, onset, siege, thrust
definition 2: any mean or unfriendly act against another.
Punching someone is an act of aggression.
synonyms:
assault, attack
similar words:
invasion
Word Parts
The word aggression contains the following parts:
ag- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ag- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "g." See ad-.
gress Latin root that means to walk, go
-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.