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What Is Aggressive? Definition And Usage Of This Term

WHAT IS AGGRESSIVE – In this topic, we will first know the definition of this term and how is this term used in sentences.

WHAT IS AGGRESSIVE

Definition

The Oxford Dictionary defines the term as the following:

  • ready or likely to attack or confront; characterized by or resulting from aggression.
  • pursuing one’s aims and interests forcefully, sometimes unduly so.

On the other hand, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines this term as the following:

  • tending toward or exhibiting aggression
  • marked by combative readiness
  • marked by obtrusive energy and self-assertiveness
  • marked by driving forceful energy or initiative
  • strong or emphatic in effect or intent
  • more severe, intensive, or comprehensive than usual especially in dosage or extent

Synonyms

Here are the following synonyms of this term:

  • hostile
  • belligerent
  • bellicose
  • antagonistic
  • truculent
  • pugnacious
  • combative
  • violent
  • assertive
  • forceful
  • competitive
  • insistent
  • vigorous
  • energetic
  • dynamic

Etymology

It is an early 19th century, which came from the Latin term aggress- which means ‘attacked’ combined with the suffix -ive.

Examples

Here are some of the examples:

  • After the club of the Pantheon was closed by Bonaparte, on the 27th of February 1796, his aggressive activity redoubled.
  • Methodism has always been aggressive, and her children on emigrating have taken with them their evangelistic methods.
  • “Our involvement isn’t due to any aggressive action on our part,” Cynthia said, turning in her seat to better answer the woman.
  • He considered switching a digit and feigning a mistake but he knew these guys would figure he was hiding something and be all the more aggressive when they questioned Cynthia.
  • He considered switching a digit and feigning a mistake but he knew these guys would figure he was hiding something and be all the more aggressive when they questioned Cynthia.

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