aggressivity


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aggressivity

(ˌæɡrɛˈsɪvɪtɪ)
n
(Psychoanalysis) the state or quality of being aggressive
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aggressivity

n (= belligerence)Aggressivität f, → Angriffslust f; (= forcefulness)Dynamik f
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The native's relaxation takes precisely the form of a muscular orgy in which the most acute aggressivity and the most impelling violence are canalized, transformed, and conjured away -- there are no limits -- for in reality your purpose in coming together is to allow the accumulated [sexual] [energy] libido, the hampered aggressivity, to dissolve as in volcanic eruption.
He finds a multitude of connotations for "excessive erotics," "balanced erotics," "balanced erotics," "uncontrolled erotics," "successful erotics," "passiveness, activeness and aggressivity in erotics," "dominated activeness," "dominated passiveness," and so on.
Thus, just as Bibbiena corrected his inappropriate self-praise in book 1 to be the consummate courtier and joke-teller in book 2, Bembo will overcome his undo aggressivity of book 2 in order to deliver the crowning speech of book 4.
The agency also notes that there are many other variables in air bag design and related vehicle design that can affect potential aggressivity.
Thus, Bound refuses lesbian-feminist misreadings of butch-femme cultures which equated femme with passivity and butch with sexual aggressivity.
Instead, "Petronian realism, if we want to call it realism, is the capacity to transpose into the text different symbolic systems and different spheres and experiences of life, and to do so with an empathy that excludes both sympathy and the aggressivity of satire" (177-79).
They reason that although aggressive children are less popular with peers, violate more norms in school, and threaten authority in school, such aggressivity eliminates friendships with mainstream children while leading the aggressive child to gravitate toward sub-groups which prize aggression.
It is a death drive revealed as a desire to repeat behaviors and which, combined with aggressivity, is directed outward to destroy the object, his other.
It is almost as though, in the absence of the femme fatale, and because the Marlovian tactics of defense are unavailable to the third-person style, there is nothing left but for the dick himself to "assume the death drive," taking as his own the pleasurably sacrificed image he sees as the result of the father's aggressivity.
We feel strongly that the appropriate ethical response to free-floating or institutionalized aggressivity is not passivity, or evasion, or false consensus.
Himes's complex work discloses how geographically concentrated poverty, the uneven development of urban residential space, and the discursive formulation of black cultural pathology overdetermine the psychosocial production of images of black aggressivity, moral turpitude, and familial breakdown that had wide currency in the era.
The study conducted with 1212 patients who underwent biopsy confirmation of prostate cancer due to either an abnormal digital rectal examination (DRE) or high Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) showed that PSP94 serum levels were a better predictor of the aggressivity of the cancer than PSA or FTPSA (Free to Total PSA ratio).