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1. aggressive

adjective. ['əˈgrɛsɪv'] having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; positive in his convictions".

Synonyms

  • rough
  • self-assertive
  • self-asserting
  • truculent
  • offensive
  • raptorial
  • rapacious
  • vulturine
  • scrappy
  • hostile
  • predatory
  • battleful
  • in-your-face
  • militant
  • bellicose
  • hard-hitting
  • combative
  • assertive
  • vulturous
  • obstreperous
  • high-pressure
  • pugnacious
  • competitive

Antonyms

  • unaggressive
  • amicable
  • unassertive
  • abstemious

Etymology

  • -ive (English)
  • -if (Anglo-Norman)
  • aggress (English)
  • aggressum (Latin)

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Rhymes with Aggressive

  • unimpressive
  • progressive
  • expressive
  • successive
  • repressive
  • regressive
  • impressive
  • depressive
  • recessive
  • possessive
  • oppressive
  • obsessive
  • excessive

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A common misspelling of aggressive is agressive

Sentences with aggressive


1. Adjective
Occasionally, a dog can become aggressive when she has a false pregnancy.

Quotes about aggressive


1. There's a misconception that survival of the fittest means survival of the most aggressive. The adjective 'Darwinian' used to refer to ruthless competition; you used to read that in business journals. But that's not what Darwinian means to a biologist; it's whatever leads to reproductive success.
- Steven Pinker

2. When I really love someone, I can only show it by making aggressive and bad-taste remarks.
- Slavoj Zizek

3. There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.
- Ansel Adams

2. aggressive

adjective. ['əˈgrɛsɪv'] characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight.

Synonyms

  • hostile

Antonyms

  • unacquisitive
  • polished

Etymology

  • -ive (English)
  • -if (Anglo-Norman)
  • aggress (English)
  • aggressum (Latin)

3. aggressive

adjective. ['əˈgrɛsɪv'] tending to spread quickly.

Synonyms

  • fast-growing
  • invasive

Antonyms

  • regular
  • even
  • fine

Etymology

  • -ive (English)
  • -if (Anglo-Norman)
  • aggress (English)
  • aggressum (Latin)
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