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ag·gres·sion

aggression

 
 
pronunciation:
gre shn
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: unprovoked hostile action against a country by another's military forces.
The nation retaliated for its neighbor's aggression by launching missiles.
synonyms:
offensive
similar words:
assault, attack, blitz, charge, foray, invasion, onset, onslaught, siege, thrust
definition 2: The use of force or violence against another in order to dominate or achieve one's own aims.
Most of all, he feared the aggression of the other prisoners.The researchers believe that violent programming can cause aggression in young children.
synonyms:
belligerence, belligerency, hostility, militancy
similar words:
competitiveness
definition 3: any offensive action or actions against others.
He was punished for the aggression he committed against the other player.
synonyms:
assault, attack
similar words:
belligerence, invasion, offense
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