Definition of Aggressive

1. Adjective. Having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends. "Aggressive drivers"




2. Adjective. Tending to spread quickly. "An aggressive tumor"
Exact synonyms: Fast-growing, Strong-growing
Similar to: Invasive

3. Adjective. Characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight. "A belligerent tone"

Definition of Aggressive

1. a. Tending or disposed to aggress; characterized by aggression; making assaults; unjustly attacking; as, an aggressive policy, war, person, nation.

Definition of Aggressive

1. Adjective. Tending or disposed to aggress; characterized by aggression; making assaults; unjustly attacking. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aggressive

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Aggressive

1. 1. Denoting aggression. 2. Denoting a competitive forcefulness or invasiveness, as of a behavioural pattern, a pathogenic organism, or a disease process. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aggressive

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Literary usage of Aggressive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Assessment and Treatment of Patients With Coexisting Mental Illness and by Richard Ries (1996)
"Passive-aggressive Personality Disorder Engagement As in working with all ... Passive-aggressive patients try to avoid commitment and responsibility. ..."

2. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1861)
"It is for vigorous, energetic and decisive measures, not for aggressive warfare, for no one here contemplates or desires it, but because the best peace ..."

3. Technologies for Understanding and Preventing Substance Abuse and Addiction by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"The vast majority of children "outgrow" their aggressive behavior, ... aggressive behavior in the majority of the studies was exhibited almost exclusively ..."

4. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1887)
"... His aggressive batteries. His rifle- pits. But short of undertaking great ... to conduct his defence of Sebastopol in an eagerly aggressive spirit. ..."

5. Stress, Gender, and Alcohol-Seeking Behavior edited by Walter A. Hunt, Sam Zakhari (1996)
"aggressive NON-aggressive Figure 2. Body weight gain after triad formation. ... Of the 18 triads in this study, 6 were in the low aggressive category, ..."

6. History of the United Netherlands, from the Death of William the Silent to by John Lothrop Motley (1900)
"CHAPTER XXXVIII Military events—aggressive movement of the Netherlander— State of ... It was now secretly determined to attempt an aggressive movement on a ..."

7. Twenty Years of Congress: From Lincoln to Garfield ; with a Review of the by James Gillespie Blaine (1886)
"FRANE BLAIR NOMINATED BY ACCLAMATION. — aggressive CAMPAIGN ON BOTH ... They were the representatives of an aggressive and triumphant party, and felt that ..."

8. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1906)
"NO CARTOONIST of the great Middle West stands so distinctively at once for the aggressive honesty so needed at the present time and for the principles of ..."

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