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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a violent/aggressive act
▪ We will track down those responsible for this violent act.
aggressive/hostile (=showing anger)
▪ Their attitude suddenly became more aggressive.
aggressive/violent tendencies
▪ Some breeds of dog have aggressive tendencies.
▪ His behavior became increasingly violent.
▪ The rest were not as aggressive as me.
▪ I think women are just as aggressive as men but it's suppressed in us.
▪ Traditionally, women have been viewed as dependent and passive, and males as aggressive and assertive.
▪ There are more aggressive and less aggressive cancers.
▪ People would become generally calmer and less aggressive.
▪ Perhaps if his father had been less aggressive towards us Petar wouldn't have died the way he did.
▪ The same gradual process will be needed to help a child become less aggressive.
▪ Psychological studies have confirmed this: the more advanced students have much less aggressive personalities than the average person.
▪ Woman is either ignored or presented as innately less aggressive than man.
▪ The drivers seemed less aggressive, even stopping to let you into a stream of traffic.
▪ Some say they're biding their time before becoming more aggressive again.
▪ She said that not only are men more aggressive sexually online, they are more aggressive in all their communications.
▪ The bees, they found, were more aggressive towards half-sisters.
▪ He told me to be more aggressive in representing my patch.
▪ Better prepared and more aggressive, he unexpectedly outmanoeuvred the prime minister.
▪ The resulting power struggles and conflict may only make the child more aggressive.
▪ She was simply more aggressive, less able to let things pass than Lisbie.
▪ A younger man, or a more aggressive one, might have accepted the need for confrontation.
▪ These fish had been the hungriest and most aggressive, and had been our main catch using artificial flying fish as bait.
▪ He was a star producer, one of the most aggressive and innovative brokers in his region.
▪ Thus, the logic of natural selection ceased favoring the extremely mild strains and now increasingly favored the most aggressive ones.
▪ So far, hotels have been the most aggressive.
▪ But some pop music seems so aggressive.
▪ You could only be so aggressive.
▪ The reception at Holloway was so confusing and everyone was so aggressive.
▪ Finally, I had to just tell myself to stop being so aggressive.
▪ Perhaps she should not have been so aggressive.
▪ Marx was so aggressive in his criticism of capitalism that we have a hard time listening to him.
▪ Only by being so aggressive will his patients learn to consult immediately, to take proper precautions and so on.
▪ In it, she mainly blames women, saying some are too aggressive, and advises them to change their attitude.
▪ Male viewers, for example, may not like a certain woman anchor, believing her to be too aggressive.
▪ The rating was simply too aggressive.
▪ Being too aggressive can land you in trouble - and still not get you paid.
▪ They were originally concerned that she appeared too aggressive, shrill, and unsympathetic.
▪ A combination of lax discipline and hostile attitudes on the part of both parents encourages very aggressive and poorly controlled behaviour in their offspring.
▪ The Times presence in the marketplace has been very aggressive recently.
▪ After eating a small square of chocolate he became very aggressive and rushed around the house frantically banging doors and kicking furniture.
▪ Overall, as a team, they are very aggressive.
▪ It also reportedly sold off a bunch of Sparc motherboards on very aggressive terms.
▪ She pictured him as being very aggressive.
▪ He was faced by about forty young black people, several very aggressive.
▪ Conley is very smart and very aggressive.
▪ The home thereby acquires a special significance; an institution protected by the males, if necessary by aggressive actions towards others.
▪ Both these explanations fail to deal with the generalised nature of aggressive actions by men towards women.
▪ To do all this, dealers needed to take an aggressive approach with clients, to wear them down.
▪ Unlike the highly sensitive child, the defiant child has some physical characteristics that make a more aggressive approach possible.
▪ The unfortunate consequence of this aggressive approach has been the development of hypoparathyroidism in more than 10 percent of patients undergoing surgery.
▪ Prejudice may lead us into aggressive attitudes towards some person or group.
▪ Emotionally unstable, his aggressive attitude frequently culminates in violence.
▪ Carrie got up and walked around the table, feeling suddenly sorry for her aggressive attitude towards him.
▪ Temper tantrums often disappear when they no longer receive attention, aggressive behavior is attenuated by making may occur without being punished.
▪ Clearly his aggressive behavior troubled him because he had almost immediately brought it up.
▪ Even testosterone, so often blamed for aggressive behavior in men, is getting better press.
▪ Like many children exhibiting aggressive behavior, Scott found it tough to talk about his feelings and how he coped with emotions.
▪ It was in the locker room that he felt most vulnerable to the aggressive behavior of the other early adolescent boys.
▪ Some parenting patterns inadvertently support aggressive behavior in more subtle ways.
▪ In other words, aggressive fantasy may suggest or stimulate aggressive behaviour, rather than drain off the motive to behave aggressively.
▪ There is disputed evidence suggesting that cinema and television violence encourages aggressive behaviour.
▪ Fortunately parents can do a lot to tone down the aggressive behaviour.
▪ They felt that the aggressive behaviour and attention-seeking which are more prevalent among males should not be reinforced by teacher responses.
▪ As I explain further below, aggressive behaviour is regarded as typical only of lowlanders and spirits.
▪ For example, one individual's aggressive behaviour was ascribed to his loss of able-bodied friends following impairment.
▪ Manipulation is just another form of aggressive behaviour.
▪ The primatologist Barbara Smuts has found similarities between the sexually aggressive behaviour of male apes and men.
▪ Nellist has fought an aggressive campaign on his Parliamentary record and flooded the area with leaflets - 20,000 distributed yesterday alone.
▪ The firm also has an aggressive campaign for minority hiring.
▪ Chemical and agribusiness trade groups have mounted an aggressive campaign on Capitol Hill.
▪ We know that the parents of aggressive children use more ridicule, nagging and scolding than other parents.
▪ Voice tone is an essential signal in helping the active / aggressive child inhibit his behavior.
▪ Summary Families with aggressive children can be helped by teaching the parents to be more consistent and effective in their control methods.
▪ With an aggressive child, you must set up clear consequences for certain behaviors.
▪ Another type of aggressive child, for example, is highly reactive to sensations.
▪ Threats and punishments very often succeed in scaring an aggressive child into changing his ways.
▪ As you can see, family tendencies can play a crucial role in helping the sensation-seeking, potentially aggressive child.
▪ Even heads who do not share this cartel mentality may find that aggressive expansion is not worth the candle.
▪ It will also keep plans to continue its aggressive expansion, opening as many as 232 stores this year.
▪ Some crabs employ an aggressive form of autotomy.
▪ Rape and battering are merely one end of a continuum of aggressive forms of behaviour of men to women.
▪ Bees and wasps will leave their stings in the flesh of their enemies, employing a similarly aggressive form of self-mutilation.
▪ Whether pupils' behaviour is itself a political statement or not, the aggressive forms impress themselves on to educational politics.
▪ The selloff in tech stocks happened, and the big players at aggressive growth funds started buying REITs.
▪ Some are growth or aggressive growth funds; others, balanced or bond funds.
▪ And for months they have ignored repeated U.S. warnings about the dangers of this new, aggressive policy.
▪ An aggressive policy may also be dictated by economic circumstances.
▪ Security forces will act as they judge the situation best, Mr Singh said, signalling a more aggressive policy towards militants.
▪ During the first months of his presidency, the pressure to adopt a more aggressive policy mounted.
▪ Even with a more aggressive policy of positive discrimination, it is doubtful whether geographical inequalities can be overcome.
▪ His eyes had immediately darkened, and his entire body had taken on an aggressive stance.
▪ It's longer and wider than its predecessor, but it sits lower for a more hunched, aggressive stance.
▪ The victims of their aggressive stance are their children.
▪ The publican's aggressive stance towards the headmistress touched on deeper currents which were becoming condensed in the affair.
▪ The Asiaticus does not appear to have any aggressive tendencies and appears to be equally active during the day and night.
▪ In Phoenix any aggressive tendencies were dampened by the location of these agencies within a government structure that frowned on federal aid.
aggressive/suicidal/criminal/artistic etc tendencies
▪ In Phoenix any aggressive tendencies were dampened by the location of these agencies within a government structure that frowned on federal aid.
▪ Its sedative effects were valued, but sometimes progressed to pathological depression with suicidal tendencies, so its use was limited.
▪ Learning theories have been much more important in positivist theorising about the acquisition of criminal tendencies.
▪ Most probably, if had not been articulated in times of war these artistic tendencies would have simply been considered marginal.
▪ The Asiaticus does not appear to have any aggressive tendencies and appears to be equally active during the day and night.
▪ The rumbling row with the unions over ending the block vote is a classic example of its suicidal tendencies.
▪ Through a series of flashbacks, Judith's past is gradually explored, and you begin to take her suicidal tendencies seriously.
▪ an aggressive treatment for cancer
▪ Chris is an aggressive driver.
▪ Kids who play violent video games show much more aggressive behaviour than those who don't.
▪ Some breeds of dog, such as German shepherds, were bred to be aggressive.
▪ Some of the crowd were very aggressive, shouting and banging on windows.
▪ The men were drunk and aggressive.
▪ When I said no, she became rude and aggressive.
Aggressive people become more aggressive around passive people, Ruth said.
▪ Like many children exhibiting aggressive behavior, Scott found it tough to talk about his feelings and how he coped with emotions.
▪ Manipulation is just another form of aggressive behaviour.
▪ Patrick is generally regarded as having been an aggressive enforcer of civil-rights laws and often came under fire from conservatives.
▪ Perhaps because of its deep associations with childhood, drunken behavior is usually more infantile than aggressive.
▪ The world of international banking is now full of aggressive, bright, but hopelessly inexperienced lenders in their mid-twenties.
▪ They felt that the aggressive behaviour and attention-seeking which are more prevalent among males should not be reinforced by teacher responses.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Aggressive \Ag*gres"sive\, a. [Cf. F. agressif.]

  1. Tending or disposed to aggress; having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of one's own ends at the expense of others or mindless of others' needs or desires; characterized by aggression; making assaults; unjustly attacking; as, an aggressive policy, war, person, nation; an aggressive businessman; an aggressive basketball player; he was aggressive and imperious in his convictions; aggressive drivers. Opposite of unaggressive.

    No aggressive movement was made.

  2. marked by self-confident ambition, competitiveness, energy and initiative; as, an aggressive young executive.

    Syn: enterprising, pushful, pushing, pushy

  3. 1 (Med., Biol.) tending to spread quickly an aggressive tumor [Narrower terms: invasive (vs. noninvasive) ]

    Syn: fast-growing(prenominal)

  4. characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight aggressive acts against another country

    Syn: belligerent

    Note: Narrower related terms: {bellicose, combative, pugnacious, scrappy, truculent ; {hard-hitting, high-pressure ; {hostile (used of attempts to buy or take control of a business: "hostile takeover"; "hostile tender offer"); predatory, rapacious, raptorial, ravening, vulturine, vulturous . See also: assertive, hostile, offensive. [WordNet 1.5] -- {Ag*gres"sive*ly, adv. -- Ag*gres"sive*ness, n.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1791, from Latin aggress-, past participle stem of aggredi "to approach, attack" (see aggression) + -ive. In psychological use from 1913, first in translations of Freud. Related: Aggressively; aggressiveness.\n

  1. adj. having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; "an aggressive businessman"; "an aggressive basketball player"; "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions"; "aggressive drivers" [ant: unaggressive]

  2. marked by aggressive ambition and energy and initiative; "an aggressive young exective"; "a pushful insurance agent"; "a pushing youth intent on getting on in the world" [syn: enterprising, pushful, pushing, pushy]

  3. tending to spread quickly; "an aggressive tumor" [syn: fast-growing(a)]

  4. characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight; "aggressive acts against another country"; "a belligerent tone" [syn: belligerent]

Aggressive (disambiguation)

Aggressive can mean:

  • The Aggressive class minesweeper, a class of minesweepers built for and used by the United States Navy
  • The USS Aggressive (MSO-422), an American minesweeper of the Aggressive class
  • Aggressive (film director), a New York based Grammy Award-winning music video directing team of Alex Topaller and Daniel Shapiro
  • Aggressive mood, a grammatical mood-like verb construction unique to the Finnish language
Aggressive (film director)

Aggressive is a New York-based Grammy Award-winning music video directing team of Alex Topaller and Daniel Shapiro.

Aggressive has been described by Movie Creation Mag as “having a fascination with the wonderful, in the likes of the surrealist Rafal Olbinski” and “tenacious about pushing themselves and some overclocked hardware in order to create striking videos” by Video Static.

To date, Aggressive has directed music videos for Michael Jackson, Stone Temple Pilots, Juanes, Megadeth, Bloc Party, The Click Five, Kerli, Susan Justice, Black Label Society, Hoobastank, Killswitch Engage, The Script, Alexis Jordan and Lil' Rob.

Aggressive has also directed commercials for brands such as Ford, Toyota, Bloomberg, Ralph Lauren, Anna Sui, Marc Ecko, Penfolds (RED), D&B, MTV, Subway, AT&T, Kyocera, Cablevision, Topps, Caché and more.

Both coming up from VFX backgrounds, Topaller and Shapiro take a hands-on approach in all aspects of the process, from concept development, to shoot direction, all the way through post-production.

Aggressive (album)

Aggressive is the second studio album by American metalcore band Beartooth. It was released on June 3, 2016 through Red Bull Records and UNFD. The single "Aggressive" was released on April 22, 2016 along with the pre-order for the album.

Usage examples of "aggressive".

My brief case about yellow page advertising The most aggressive marketers in media today are yellow page salespeople.

None of these countries had prepared for aeronautic warfare on the magnificent scale of the Germans, but each guarded secrets, each in a measure was making ready, and a common dread of German vigour and that aggressive spirit Prince Karl Albert embodied, had long been drawing these powers together in secret anticipation of some such attack.

For some years, in spite of a loud voice, a large presence, an aggressive swagger, and an implacable manner, he had been an undistinguished member of most of the existing aeronautical associations.

Instead of answering, Albedo took an aggressive step closer to the CEO.

His bold cheekbones, aggressive nose, and strong jaw were as exotic, compelling, and mysterious to Amaryllis as the alien artifacts themselves.

During the 1990s, tension sometimes arose, as it did in the effort against al Qaeda, between policymakers who wanted the CIA to undertake more aggressive covert action and wary CIA leaders who counseled prudence and making sure that the legal basis and presidential authorization for their actions were undeniably clear.

The beisa is one of the most aggressive antelopes in Africa, capable of killing even a fully grown lion with its long rapier horns.

He praised the Chevalier twins, claiming their galerie had the best tapestries and antique rugs in all of Paris-which to him meant in all the world-and raved about Jacques Perrin, an aggressive dealer who was one of the first foreigners to exhibit at BLIrlington House-the London show that alternated years with the Biennale and admitted more foreign dealers than Grosvenor House.

Zipser considered the curious turn of events that had forced him into the role of a master while Mrs Biggs maintained an aggressive servility quite out of keeping with her personality and formidable physique.

Instead of the bare glaring, blindless, western sitting-room, with its horrible blue walls and aggressive oilcloth, in which there was certainly not one square inch on which the eye could rest without being affronted, we now had a sweet--smelling, cosy little parlour, the walls of their soft native brown, shaded from the sun, and into which penetrated every cool south-eastern breath that blew.

That quiet barrage of indirect scrutiny, the restrained irritation, the aggressive indifference of a seasoned Garda to the fate of anyone who tried to bollock him usually had the desired effect.

The reactor operator, an aggressive first-class petty officer named Manderson, acknowledged and flipped each reactor main coolant pump T-switch on the lower reactor control panel to the slow speed position, then pulled each switch upward.

He was a born debater, full of resources, and aggressive to the last degree.

This explains why, for the most part, the deist pamphlets of the time were written either in satirical vein or in an aggressive tone of ridicule.

I can cope with the aggressive man, the cunning man, the subtle man, the duplicitous man, the stubborn man, the stupid man.