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aggressive

ag·gres·sive

aggressive

 
 
pronunciation:
gre sihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: characterized by hostility in action.
The small nation could not defend itself against its aggressive neighbor.When he became aggressive toward teachers, he was finally expelled from school.
synonyms:
belligerent, hostile, militant, offensive, warlike
antonyms:
mild, peaceful
similar words:
bellicose, combative, contentious, martial, pugnacious, tough
definition 2: extremely forceful or assertive.
The more aggressive fans pushed through the crowd to get a glimpse of their idol.We need to take aggressive measures to combat this problem.
synonyms:
assertive, bumptious, forceful, insistent, obtrusive, pushing, pushy
antonyms:
meek
similar words:
belligerent, bold, forward, intrusive, invasive, peremptory, trenchant
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derivations: aggressively (adv.), aggressiveness (n.)
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