assaultively


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as·saul·tive

 (ə-sôl′tĭv)
adj.
Inclined to or suggestive of violent attack: "The reduction of cinema to assaultive images ... has produced a disincarnated, lightweight cinema that doesn't demand anyone's full attention" (Susan Sontag).

as·saul′tive·ly adv.
as·saul′tive·ness n.

assaultively

(əˈsɔːltɪvlɪ)
adv
in an assaultive manner
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Sooner or later, everybody knows everything," Dutch gravely, and rather truthfully, warns Kay before they lunge at each other in a car in an assaultively amorous physical display that is both convincingly urgent as an explosion of pent-up feeling and borderline embarrassing in its abruptness and desperation.