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ag·gres·sion

 (ə-grĕsh′ən)
n.
1a. Hostile or destructive behavior or attitudes: physical aggression; verbal aggression; emotional aggression.
b. Forceful, assertive, or overbearing behavior or attitudes: the aggression of a bold advertising campaign.
2. The practice or habit of taking hostile actions or launching military attacks: imperial aggression.
3. A hostile act or military attack: aggressions that led to full-scale war.

aggression

(əˈɡrɛʃən)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an attack or harmful action, esp an unprovoked attack by one country against another
2. any offensive activity, practice, etc: an aggression against personal liberty.
3. (Psychology) psychol a hostile or destructive mental attitude or behaviour
[C17: from Latin aggression-, from aggrēdi to attack]
aggressor n

ag•gres•sion

(əˈgrɛʃ ən)

n.
1. the action of a state in violating by force the rights of another state, particularly its territorial rights.
2. any offensive action, attack, or procedure; an inroad or encroachment.
3. the practice of making assaults or attacks; offensive action in general.
4. hostility toward or attack upon another, whether overt, verbal, or gestural.
[1605–15; < Latin aggressiō; see aggress, -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aggression - a disposition to behave aggressivelyaggression - a disposition to behave aggressively
unfriendliness - an unfriendly disposition
2.aggression - a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attackaggression - a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack
ill will, enmity, hostility - the feeling of a hostile person; "he could no longer contain his hostility"
3.aggression - violent action that is hostile and usually unprovokedaggression - violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
meat grinder - any action resulting in injury or destruction; "the meat grinder of politics destroyed his reputation"; "allied forces crumbled before the Wehrmacht meat grinder"
violence, force - an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists); "he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"
pillaging, plundering, pillage - the act of stealing valuable things from a place; "the plundering of the Parthenon"; "his plundering of the great authors"
4.aggression - the act of initiating hostilitiesaggression - the act of initiating hostilities  
armed combat, combat - an engagement fought between two military forces
war, warfare - the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
5.aggression - deliberately unfriendly behavior
behavior, conduct, doings, behaviour - manner of acting or controlling yourself
provocation, aggravation, irritation - unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment
bitchery - aggressive remarks and behavior like that of a spiteful malicious woman
bullying, intimidation - the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something
hell raising, raising hell - making trouble just for the fun of it
self-assertion - the act of asserting yourself in an aggressive manner

aggression

noun
2. attack, campaign, injury, assault, offence, raid, invasion, offensive, onslaught, foray, encroachment the threat of massive military aggression

aggression

noun
Translations
عُدْوَان، إعْتِدَاء
agreseútok
aggression
agresija
agresszió
ágengni, árásargirni
agresia

aggression

[əˈgreʃən] N
1. (= behaviour) → agresión f
an act of aggressionun acto de agresión
2. (= feeling) → agresividad f
aggression is not a solely masculine traitla agresividad no es una característica únicamente masculina

aggression

[əˈgrɛʃən] n
(= attack) → agression f
an act of aggression → un acte d'agression
[person, behaviour] → agressivité f

aggression

n
(= attack)Aggression f, → Angriff m; an act of aggressionein Angriff m, → eine aggressive Handlung
no plAggression f; (= aggressiveness)Aggressivität f; to get rid of one’s aggressionseine Aggressionen loswerden

aggression

[əˈgrɛʃn] naggressione f; (aggressiveness) → aggressività

aggressive

(əˈgresiv) adjective
ready to attack or oppose; quarrelsome. He's a most aggressive boy – he is always fighting at school.
agˈgressively adverb
agˈgressiveness noun
agˈgression (-ʃən) noun
(a feeling of) hostility.
agˈgressor noun
(in a war etc) the party which attacks first.

ag·gres·sion

n. agresión, actitud y acción hostil.

aggression

n agresión f, hostilidad f
References in classic literature ?
Knightley might be preserved from sinking deeper in aggression towards Mr.
In this manner did Prince John endeavour to lay the foundation of a popularity, which he was perpetually throwing down by some inconsiderate act of wanton aggression upon the feelings and prejudices of the people.
Let all our neighbors know that we shall join with them to oppose aggression or subversion anywhere in the Americas.
This time the blow was so well aimed, and hit so directly, that Lucien and the baroness were staggered, and they interrogated each other with their eyes, as if to seek help against this aggression, but the irresistible will of the master of the house prevailed, and the husband was victorious.
We should make war with the aggression on our side, we should make it, deserving to have it made against us, and we should have the appearance of fearing it whilst provoking it, for a permission granted to five hundred men, to two hundred men, to fifty men, to ten men, is still a permission.
Newman had been accompanied on his present errand by a slight sentiment, I will not say of defiance--a readiness for aggression or defense, as they might prove needful--but of reflection, good-humored suspicion.
It came upon him nearer now, quite as one of those expanding fantastic images projected by the magic lantern of childhood; for the stranger, whoever he might be, evil, odious, blatant, vulgar, had advanced as for aggression, and he knew himself give ground.
Boythorn maintained a sentry in a smock-frock day and night, whose duty was supposed to be, in cases of aggression, immediately to ring a large bell hung up there for the purpose, to unchain a great bull-dog established in a kennel as his ally, and generally to deal destruction on the enemy.
The national passion for aggression found in him its supreme exponent, and achieved through him its realisation in this astounding war.
The reasons on which the Duc de Bassano based his refusal to deliver them to him would never have led me to suppose that that could serve as a pretext for aggression.
Yes, I understand," said the District Attorney; "you committed the aggression - you were compelled to, as it were.
The mob hitherto had been passive spectators of the scene, but as the intelligence of the Pickwickians being informers was spread among them, they began to canvass with considerable vivacity the propriety of enforcing the heated pastry-vendor's proposition: and there is no saying what acts of personal aggression they might have committed, had not the affray been unexpectedly terminated by the interposition of a new-comer.